Raúl Albiol gave the scare of the game after retiring on a stretcher in the 80th minute. The center-back was hit hard in the face by a shot from an opponent. The Valencian lost consciousness on the pitch and had to be removed on a stretcher, with a neck brace, to the applause of the Young Boys fans.
The player was transferred to the changing rooms and regained consciousness in the locker room. Emery later commented that “he’s fine, he’s showered and looked like he’s recovered.” In principle there is no serious injury and everything is a scare. Albiol will return to his teammates on the team plane and He shouldn’t have any problems playing next Saturday, against Athletic, in San Mamés.
Albiol He also had to retire in the previous Champions League match, against Manchester United, due to injury, in the last minutes. And in his absence the Red devils. It was feared for the result after his departure but Villarreal sentenced with goals from Alberto Moreno and Chukwueze.
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