Macauley Negus, from Plymouth had travelled to the game by car with his father but the pair got separated during post-match celebrations near the Liverpool fanzone in Madrid and Macauley had been missing ever since.
But on Monday morning police confirmed that he was in their custody after being arrested for being publically inebriated and attacking a police officer.
His family has become worried after losing sight of him in the Goya area of Madrid around 10.30pm on Saturday.
His sister-in-law, Carla, made an appeal on Instagram:
*** MISSING IN MADRID!!! *** Macauley Negus last seen Saturday 1st June in Madrid! He’s my brother in law! Please If you have any information or know anything please contact me or ring 07788 265920 asap! #missingpersonsreport #madrid #championsleague #football #madrid2019 #tottenhamhotspur #lfc #lfctv #spain #june2019
Other family members, including Macualey’s brother flew out to Madrid on Sunday and spent the day visiting hospitals to search for him.
“Just to put everyone in the picture, I flew out this morning to meet my dad we have contacted the hospitals and police and have walked 30 miles today just looking for him!!” said brother Ashley on social media posts on Sunday.
Later he added:
Sorry guys been out all night looking he’s now officially reported to the police as a missing person (had to wait 24 hours). Someone out there knows where he is or information please keep sharing and a massive Thankyou from all his family keep praying @Scouse_For_Tee @DaveOCKOP
— Ashley Negus (@Negus09) June 2, 2019
Macauley, who did not have money or ID on him, was officially reported missing to police late Sunday evening after the required 24 hours had lapsed.
The British Embassy in Madrid said they were also offering assistance.
The family said on Monday morning that they had located Macauley Negus and he was safe and well.
To everyone who has helped my family during this tough time I want to say thankyou we have now found Macauley I will update a statement this evening! My family wants everyone to know we our forever in your debt as with out your help we would not have found him thank you everyone
— Ashley Negus (@Negus09) June 3, 2019
Spanish media reported that he had been arrested after attacking a police officer. He reportedly broke the glasses of the officer while the police tried to detain him because he was drunk and making a public distrubance,
He reportedly was not carrying identification and was unable to give his name correctly to police officers.
“We are supporting the family of a British man who has been arrested in Madrid, and our consular staff are in contact with the Spanish police.”