Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo taken to hospital with concussion after clash of heads

Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo taken to hospital with concussion after clash of heads
Ronald Araujo received lengthy treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital in an ambulance
Ronald Araujo received lengthy treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital in an ambulance

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo was taken to hospital after being concussed in a league game against Celta Vigo.

The 23-year-old suffered the injury following a clash of heads with team-mate Gavi after about an hour of his side’s 3-1 win at the Nou Camp.

He had lengthy treatment on the pitch before an ambulance took him away.

“The doctor has told us he is conscious. He will spend the night in hospital but he is out of danger,” said Barcelona manager Xavi.

“The doctor said we shouldn’t worry, that he will spend the night in hospital as a precaution, nothing more.”

Memphis Depay had put Barcelona in front before two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended their lead.

Iago Aspas pulled one back for Celta Vigo prior to the incident involving Uruguay international Araujo, who recently signed a new Barcelona contract that contained a 1bn euro (£841m) buyout clause.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 8Alves da SilvaSubstituted forMinguezaat 89′minutes
  • 4AraújoSubstituted forLengletat 68′minutes
  • 24GarcíaBooked at 80mins
  • 18AlbaBooked at 90mins
  • 30Páez
  • 21de JongBooked at 90mins
  • 7Dembélé
  • 9DepaySubstituted forFati Vieiraat 64′minutes
  • 19TorresSubstituted forPuig Martíat 45′minutes
  • 25AubameyangSubstituted forde Jongat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Puig Martí
  • 10Fati Vieira
  • 11Traoré
  • 12Braithwaite
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 15Lenglet
  • 17de Jong
  • 22Mingueza
  • 23Umtiti
  • 34Sanz
  • 36Tenas
  • 43Orellana Gomez

Celta Vigo

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Dituro
  • 20VázquezSubstituted forMurilloat 45′minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 15Aidoo
  • 4Araújo
  • 17Galán Gil
  • 8BeltránSubstituted forVeigaat 90′minutes
  • 23Méndez
  • 6D SuárezSubstituted forFontánat 90′minutes
  • 11CerviSubstituted forSolariat 90+7′minutes
  • 7Galhardo do Nascimento RochaSubstituted forTapiaat 60′minutes
  • 10Iago Aspas

Substitutes

  • 13Blanco
  • 14Tapia
  • 18Pineda
  • 19Fontán
  • 21Solari
  • 24Murillo
  • 29Veiga
  • 37Carrillo Balea

Referee:
Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias

Attendance:
55,899

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Barcelona 3, Celta Vigo 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Celta Vigo 1.

  3. Attempt missed. Gabriel Veiga (Celta Vigo) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

  4. Corner, Celta Vigo. Conceded by Frenkie de Jong.

  5. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

  7. Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Foul by Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona).

  10. Gabriel Veiga (Celta Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Attempt blocked. Ansu Fati (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  12. Foul by Gavi (Barcelona).

  13. Renato Tapia (Celta Vigo) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution, Celta Vigo. Augusto Solari replaces Franco Cervi.

  15. Attempt saved. Ansu Fati (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Riqui Puig.

  16. Corner, Celta Vigo. Conceded by Clément Lenglet.

  17. Attempt blocked. Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Javi Galán with a cross.

  18. Foul by Eric García (Barcelona).

  19. Gabriel Veiga (Celta Vigo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution, Celta Vigo. José Fontán replaces Denis Suárez.

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