Brazilian star Neymar was injured Thursday night in the Copa del Rey match in their travel to Getafe, an injury at the peroneal tendon of his right ankle, becoming unavailable for at least the next fixture in the fist game of La Liga second part of the season. Barcelona won the Cup second leg 2-0 and play the next match of the championship on Sunday, away to Levante.
Terrible misfortune for the footballer of the Primera Division champions, that stepped wrong in a phase in 22 minutes of the match on Thursday night. The South American player tried to go past Carlos in the left flank of the field, stopped near the endline and tried to center with the wrong foot, at which capsized and has got the support leg, bending it badly the ankle.
Spanish press says that it is possible that injury to make unavailable on Neymar several weeks, while Barcelona will officially announce the verdict of doctors after the player will do a thorough checkup during the day.
Gerardo Martino’s luck is that Messi returned after a break of six weeks. The Argentine star gives signs that he’s recovered, and slowly returns to his full form. The proof is the fact that he scored the two goals of the match from yesterday evening.