Carlos Fernández, injured and almost ruled out against Manchester United

The forward suffers "a contracture in the biceps femoris of the right thigh". Muscle ailment that advises not to force when the game is in less than 48 hours.


Real Sociedad striker Carlos Fernández suffers a muscle injury in the thigh that could unset him from the first leg of the Europa League tie against Manchester United this Thursday at Juventus' Allianz Arena. According to the medical report, he suffers from a "contracture in the biceps femoris of the right thigh", an ailment that does not seem to allow him to arrive in time to travel to Italian lands, with a few hours to spare.

Carlos Fernández would arrive, however, for the return on the 25th in search of reaping the ticket to the round of 16 of the Europa League. The Andalusian forward, on loan from Sevilla after his experience at Granada, was involved in the altercation with Bordalás in the league game against Getafe when he approached the coach in the band and the coach of the Blues was expelled, who had previously played a ball with Barrenetxea.

There is not much precedent, but all of them are adverse to the Guipuzcoans, who faced Liverpool with a 6-0 win in England and 1-3 in San Sebastián almost 30 years ago. Closer is the antecedent against which he will be his same rival this Thursday, a Manchester against which he was measured in the Champions League in the 13-14 edition. In the first leg, he lost 1-0 with an own goal by today's Athletic player Iñigo Martínez, while in the return leg at Anoeta the match ended 0-0.

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