The trial of a Roma fan accused of seriously assaulting Sean Cox - a Liverpool fan from Co. Meath is now underway.
Mr. Cox, a 53-year-old father-of-three, suffered catastrophic injuries when he was beaten unconscious in what was described as an "unprovoked attack".
It happened outside Anfield as he was on his way to watch Liverpool host Roma in the Champions League last April.
21-year-old Filippo Lombardi has pleaded guilty to a violent disorder charge but denies inflicting "grievous bodily harm" on Mr. Cox.
It is the prosecution’s case that he was part of a joint enterprise involving another Roma fan who’s accused of delivering the punch that knocked him.