The dramatic moment of the Copa Libertadores Marcelo sent off after causing a serious injury to Luciano Sánchez

Marcelo receives red card after seriously injuring Luciano Sánchez in the Copa Libertadores


In the match of the knockout stages of the Copa Libertadores, held This Tuesday, August 1, there was a shocking episode. Luciano Sanchez, Argentinos Juniors player, suffered a serious injury after being stepped on involuntarily by Marcelo, Fluminense player. The resulting injury It left everyone present in the stadium in a state of complete shock.

The confrontation was taking place between Argentinos Juniors and Fluminense. When the clock struck the ninth minute of the second half and with the Argentine team leading 1-0, Marcelo, who advanced with The ball from the center of the field, lost control of it. Inthe attempt to recover it next to Sánchez, Marcelo's leg impacted near the knee of the Argentine player, causing a severe injury.

Marcelo, who played for Real Madrid, was clearly distressed by the Sanchez's injury, clinging to the head with both hands in a gesture of despair. The stadium fell into total silence before the shocking event while the medical bodies of both clubs rushed to attend to the injured player.

The captain of Argentinos Juniors, Javier Cabrera, tried to ease the atmosphere of tension when raising the left thumb as a sign of hope while Sanchez was taken to the locker room. His gesture was directed mainly towards the player's relatives, who were visibly in the stands Concerned.

The Chilean referee Piero Maza, after reviewing the play with the help of the VAR a Once Sanchez was removed from the field, he only needed to watch a replay to Make a decision. He approached Marcelo, trying to explain his decision. while placing both hands on the Brazilian's shoulders, and then show him the red card.

Sánchez was transferred to the Finochietto Sanatorium in Buenos Aires to Evaluation and treatment of your injury. As reported by Argentinos Juniors in His social networks, details are expected on the status of the player in the next hours. It is estimated that the recovery period could be between nine to twelve months.

Prior to this unfortunate event, Argentinos Jr. had closed the Professional Football in ninth position, after a narrow defeat in the last day against Estudiantes de La Plata (3-2). Those led by Gabriel Milito had maintained a good run in the group stage, with three matches won, two drawn and only one lost.

For its part, Fluminense came to this match after beating Santos by 1-0 in the seventeenth round of the Brazilian Championship, occupying the fifth Place in the leaderboard. In the previous round of the continental tournament, Fernando Diniz's team led group D, with 10 points.

Fluminense, which has among its ranks the former Real Madrid Marcelo Vieira and the Argentine Germán Cano, had arrived in Buenos Aires in the early morning of the Monday, as he had shown on his social networks.

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