Germany star Boateng in court in Munich to face assault charges.
German 2014 World Cup winner Jerome Boateng appeared in court in Munich on Thursday to answer allegations he assaulted the mother of his twin daughters in 2018.
Wearing a dark suit and white shirt, the 33-year-old walked into Munich regional court just before 1000 local time (0800GMT).
After 10 successful years at Bayern Munich, the centre-back signed a two-year deal to join French Ligue 1 side Lyon last week on a free transfer but is back in Munich to face the allegations in court.
Boateng denies claims he injured his ex-girlfriend, named as Sherin S., during a heated argument while the pair were on holiday with their daughters three years ago.
A verdict is expected to be returned later today and if found guilty, Boateng could be fined or jailed for up to five years.
The original date for the hearing was postponed last December because a witness was unable to appear due to the Covid-19 virus.
He and Sherin S. are locked in a separate on-going legal battle over custody of their twins.