At court on Monday, the lawyers for Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez will show the judge in his case of domestic violence the mobile phone records from Friday, which will evidence 19 missed calls the player received along with numerous text messages from his girlfriend.
Lucas’ evidence centres around this as it caused him to leave a friends house, where he was watching younger brother Theo playing for Alaves against Celta Vigo, earlier than expected.
The alleged altercation then took place upon his return to the flat he shares with his significant other.
Maria Elena Garde, magistrate of the Court of First Instance and Instruction number 7 of Majadahonda, with jurisdiction over violence against women, will be in charge of issuing a judgment, after a fast trial.
Lucas trained normally with Atletico on Sunday but his participation in the game against Barcelona on Tuesday depends wholly on what the magistrate decides.
Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez could face a jail term after the public prosecutor demanded a seven-month sentence following his charge of domestic violence.
Last Friday saw the Frenchman arrested along with his girlfriend, Amelia Lorente, after an incident that saw both suffer minor injuries.
Neither party has submitted a complaint to the police and reached an agreement after a 500 metre restraining order was placed on the pair, the public prosecution demanded further punishment given the seriousness of the case.
Hernandez could therefore face the sentence with the prosecutor demanding a six-month term for Lorente, four for mistreatment and two for damages.
Judge María Elena Grande, of the 7th court of Majadahonda, has agreed to refer the judicial file to a criminal court in Madrid so that a future trial may be held.
This comes after both Lucas and his partner faced the judge on Monday, the Atleti man entering at 10:10 CET and departing at 14:30, pending the ruling.