Europa League – Porto – OL: Pepe underwent surgery after trauma with Paqueta

Europa League – Porto – OL: Pepe underwent surgery after trauma with Paqueta

And Pepe, captain of Porto, was taken to hospital after the match against Lyon, in the first leg of the 16th round of the European Football League, on Wednesday.

A match lost by the Dragon 1-0. The Portuguese central defender underwent surgery in the evening after colliding with Lucas Paqueta in the first minutes of the match.

Sergio Conceicao confirmed the worrying injury information to the Portuguese international after the match. “Pepe went to the hospital, we still do not know how serious the injury is. As the great champion and fighter, he stayed until the end of the first half, but it is a very painful injury,” the FC Porto coach told Sport TV. Meanwhile, the Blues and Whites management revealed that the Portuguese defense center underwent surgery on the evening of Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

“Pepe underwent a minor operation due to a severe injury to the frontal area of ​​his head,” FC Porto said. After a violent clash with Lucas Paqueta, Pepe continued the match until the end of the first half before being substituted. In the meantime, the Brazilian remained on the field until the end of the match with a bandage on his head, to score the goal of Olympique Lyonnais in the 59th minute. Porto and Lyon face each other again next week, on March 17, in France, in the second leg of the round of 16 of the European League.

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