Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin loses several teeth in collision; watch video
Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin misplaced several teeth in a collision with Valencia goalkeeper Neto throughout his facet’s 1-Zero La Liga win on Sunday and his supervisor Diego Simeone was livid his facet weren’t awarded a penalty.
The Uruguayan centre again needed to be substituted after the goalkeeper unintentionally caught him with an elbow whereas attempting to beat away a free kick early in the second half.
Neto didn’t attain the ball and hit Godin, who was taken off in the 51st minute with blood streaming from his mouth.
“They will have to kill someone for us to get a penalty, if that’s not a penalty on Godin,” Simeone advised reporters.
Atletico defender Stefan Savic additionally had to get replaced after struggling an obvious hamstring harm.
“The doctors will provide a better report,” Simeone mentioned of the injured duo.
“It’s not easy to play a game with two changes forced on you, but the performances of those who came on were very good.”
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Jose Gimenez and Juanfran slotted into the back-line in place of Savic and Godin as Atletico stored Valencia at arm’s size to earn victory due to Angel Correa’s excellent 59th-minute strike.
The outcome lifted Simeone’s facet to inside 9 factors of leaders Barcelona, however the coach believes they’ve a protracted solution to go to struggle for the title.
“We want to grow as a team,” he mentioned. “I leave this game thinking about the work my players did, they were committed, that brings me satisfaction as a coach.”