Vidal had to receive up to 15 stitches from Espanyol’s medical services.
Hot as hell was Aleix Vidal’s reunion with Betis, who was his greatest rival during the winger’s stage as a Sevilla player. And he had all the ingredients so that the return of the now Espanyol footballer to Benito Villamarín had a lot of spice. A kind of ‘miniderbi’.
The goal, the celebration, the fit of the stands and, unfortunately, also the injury. AS from Spain.
Vidal had to receive up to 15 stitches from the Espanyol medical services – as can be seen in the photograph – after Germán Pezzella’s boot impacted on the tibia of his right leg, in an action that resulted in a rock card for the green-and-white center-back –after the VAR review– and after which the parakeet even wanted to continue playing, until his limp and the creepy gap in his shin forced him to ask for the change. Even so, the Heliopolis crowd criticized him for allegedly wasting time.
Before, at 16 minutes of the game, Aleix Vidal had scored the 0-1 for Espanyol, which he celebrated by throwing his hands to his ears, in a clear gesture of intimidation, or provocation, to the fans of his former rival, who He responded with a loud whistle every time he approached the ball throughout the game.
Upon his return to Barcelona with the Espanyol expedition, the end rests with a bandage on his right leg, so except for a miracle and waiting for healing, he will miss the visit, this Wednesday to the RCDE Stadium, of Alavés, the team in the that precisely Vidal played last season on loan from Sevilla … which is the next opponent, on Saturday. (D)