Valencia CF vs Manchester United

Dec, 12 / 21:00 Matchday 6

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
January, 24 2018

Gabriel Paulista taken off due to a problem with his left knee

When Gabriel Paulista asked to be substituted at Mendizorroza, lifting his shirt over his face to hide the tears, it could only be presumed that his left knee wasn’t feeling good after an awkward fall. Following some tests carried out in the dressing room, it appears that he could have hyperextended his knee, and on Thursday in Valencia he will find out the extent of the problem.

In the 17th minute of the match, Dani Parejo whipped in a free kick that searched for the head of Gabriel. He headed over the bar, despite the referee pointing for an offside decision, before the Brazilian defender fell awkwardly. He was given some attention by the medical staff, before attempting to carry on, but he couldn’t. After receiving the ball, he raised his hand and sat down on the turf, unable to continue.

Ezequiel Garay, the only central defender who will be available to Marcelino for Saturday’s game against Real Madrid, replaced him.