That is why there is no reverse gear and the exit operation has been activated.

That is why there is no reverse gear and the exit operation has been activated.

Usually, “when the footballer is injured, he is running and changes direction abruptly while the foot continues to rest on the ground, thereby forcing the knee to externally rotate or twist inward,” explains Dr. Leal. “In all these mechanisms, the quadriceps plays an important role, since its contraction causes the tibia to move forward and the ligament is torn. When the break occurs, the footballer usually notices a cracking noise that causes pain and prevents him from continuing the game normally ”.

Diagnosis, treatment and recovery

The diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament tear is made in various ways: clinically, with maneuvers by the traumatologist; using nuclear magnetic resonance that allows us to assess the integrity of the anterior cruciate ligament; or through forced radiographs to assess and calibrate the translation of the tibia with respect to the femur.

According to Dr. Leal, “once we have a diagnosis, treatment is proposed, which in elite soccer players cannot be other than surgery, to restore stability and minimize recovery time. With the surgery a new ligament is provided that gives the footballer the stability he had before the injury ”.

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In most athletes, the surgery consists of “obtaining a graft from the same patient from other ligaments, or else a combination of ligament and bone so that the integration of this graft is as fast as possible”. The prognosis will depend on this integration of the graft to the bone where it is implanted. As a general rule, the return time to the pitch of a footballer after a torn anterior cruciate ligament is around 9 months.

In principle, Barça will not have a placid return to competition after the national team break. The visitor to the Camp Nou next Saturday, Valencia, scored in three of their last six visits to the Blaugrana stadium, where they play this September 14 in the League, in the first meeting between both teams since the final of the Copa del Rey that the de Mestalla won 2-1 in Seville on May 25.


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In these last six trips in the league, the Catalan team has accumulated three victories, compared to the draw (2-2) of the last championship and two victories for the Valencians. At the moment, both clubs are tied in the standings with 4 points after accumulating a win, a draw and a loss in the three previous days.

In the 2013/14 League, Valencia won 2-3, a year later falling 2-0 and then winning 1-2 in their last away win at the Camp Nou (15/16 campaign), before losing consecutively three seasons ago (4-2) and two (2-1) ago, while in the last championship the match ended with a tie at two. In those six games, the Catalan team scored 13 goals, compared to the 10 scored by the Valencians.


However, this relatively favorable dynamic is different from the one immediately before, also of six games, in which there was a streak in which there were only local victories, with twenty-one goals for Barcelona for only two achieved by Valencia.

The most recent league game between the two was played on February 2 of this year and the tie with which it concluded was recorded in a clash that Valencia won 0-2 in the 32nd minute with goals from Gameiro and Parejo , from penalty.

Before the break, also with a maximum penalty, Messi shortened differences and midway through the second period he established the final equalizer in what was the first draw at the Camp Nou between both teams since 1-1 in the 2006/07 campaign.

In the February meeting of this year, Barcelona formed with Ter Stegen, Semedo (Jordi Alba, m.46), Piqué, Vermaelen, Sergi Roberto, Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, Aleñà (Arthur, m.66), Coutinho (Malcom , m.83), Messi and Luis Suárez.

For Valencia came Neto, Piccini, Garay, Gabriel Paulista, Lato, Wass, Coquelin (Kondogbia, m.72), Parejo, Cheryshev, Rodrigo (Santi Mina, m.78) and Kevin Gameiro (Ferran Torres, m.39) .


Barcelona and Valencia have met in the League 84 times with the Catalan team at home, in which 49 Barcelona victories have been registered against 13 for Valencia and 22 draws, with 183 goals for the locals and 99 for Valencia.

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Valencia’s first visit to Barcelona in the League was recorded in the 1931/32 campaign and ended with a 3-2 local victory and the first outside triumph in a Barça-Valencia was in the 1941/42 League, with a score of 2 -4, precisely in the season in which the Valencians won the first league title in their history.

Celta de Vigo prevails at home in a game in which Oscar’s men had to row a lot to score the points. En-Nesyri put Sevilla ahead in the first half but in the second Iago Aspas put the equalizer with a play full of quality and Pione Sisto completed the comeback in the 91st minute.

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Rubé; Blanco, Olaza, Murillo, Araujo, Hugo Mallo; Brais Méndez (Pione Sisto, 46 ​​’), Okay, Fran Beltrán (Bradaric, 70′), Rafinha; Iago Aspas, Smolov (Santi Mina, 88 ‘).


Vaclik; Jesús Navas, Sergi Gómez, Diego Carlos, Escudero; Jordan, Fernando, Franco Vázquez (Nolito, 85 ‘), Suso (Banega, 66’), En-Nesyri (Luuk de Jong, 73 ‘), Ocampos.


0-1 M. 23 En-Nesyri. 1-1 M. 78 Iago Aspas. 2-1 M. 91 Pione Sisto.


Jaime Latre (Aragonese). AT: Murillo (51 ‘), Hugo Mallo (79’), Smolov (80 ‘) / Diego Carlos (63’), Escudero (94 ‘)


Bullets. 20,375 spectators.

Both teams surprised with the players who were from the game. In the premises the novelties were the entry of Brais Méndez, who did not seem to be in the plans of Óscar García, and the companion of Iago Aspas in attack, Fedor Smolov. In Sevilla the substitutions of Sergio Reguilón, Luuk de Jong and Éver Banega stood out.

The locals started the game with a very good attitude. They went to put pressure behind Sevilla in search of quick steals close to the local goal. Precisely the first opportunity of the crash came in a ball steal that ended in the boots of Iago Aspas who was not able to direct his shot at goal.

When Celta was better, the first goal for Sevilla arrived. A long ball caused a serious error by Olaza who was not able to control the leather, En-Nesyri took the ball and with a dive shot he beat Rubén Blanco. The Andalusians struck first in the 23rd minute thanks to a goal from one of their brand-new signings.

Celta did not collapse with the scoreboard against and continued to leave good minutes of play against a crouched Sevilla that raised the lines very close together in a low block and punished the counter when the locals lost possession of the leather in the ball. The Galicians were playing a correct game but they were not able to generate danger over Vaclik’s goal.

In the second half, those of Julen Lopetegui came out a little more aggressive in the pressure, the team raised the block somewhat looking for the second goal to sentence the crash. Celta, meanwhile, did not give ground and with the entry of Pione Sisto they sought to gain imbalance and quality in the final meters.

Lopetegui decided to enter Banega, who entered through Suso, to give more pause and control a game in which a goal changed everything.

In the 72nd minute, Sevilla again made it clear that Celta could not neglect their defense. Jordan had a wonderful counter, very fast, yielded for Vázquez who fired and the rejection was transformed by En-Nesyri who was in an illegal position, also the leather touched him on the arm before crossing the goal line.

Celta responded with the equalizer goal. Okay yielded to Rafinha who found Iago Aspas in the right area of ​​the Sevilla area, the Galician beat the Sevilla goalkeeper and his shot touched Diego Carlos before sneaking in. The locals tied and the stands of Balaídos went crazy.

Both teams went for victory and the changes in their coaches proved it. Lopetegui put Nolito on the field (for Vázquez) and Óscar entered Santi Mina for a tired Smolov.

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The play went well for the locals who got 2-1 in the first minute of added time. Pione Sisto scored a very good goal, a pass from Okay. The Dane was taken off with a cross shot that hit the post before entering.

Disenchantment. Disappointment. Disappointment. Three ‘Des’ that perfectly stage the feeling, the regret of the Barça fans in relation to Philippe Coutinho, a footballer who raised a tremendous expectation almost a year and a half ago and whose popularity has been diluted like a lump of sugar in contact with a Good steaming roast coffee. That is why there is no reverse gear and the exit operation has been activated. A sale that should come preceded by the signing (now) of an Antoine Griezmann who, after the famous ‘Decision’, seems to be leaving Atlético this summer.  


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