The recent match between Spain and Georgia in the Euros qualifiers has left Spanish newspaper Marca with a heavy heart. Luis De la Fuente (62) had what should have been a joyous day as a coach turn into one of the saddest days for his team, as their star player Gavi (19) was forced to leave the game early due to pain in his right knee. There were initial fears that the injury could be a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, which was confirmed by the manager after the match.
The atmosphere in the Furia dressing room was somber, and it is expected that Gavi’s injury will be confirmed by the club during the day. Additional tests will be done, but it is already clear that Gavi will be out of commission until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo reported that there was great anger in Barcelona over the situation. The club is upset that their player had to play in a match that was irrelevant for them, as they had already secured a place in the Euros earlier. They could potentially receive a consolation prize of between four and five million euros as compensation from FIFA.