‘More blood on him than Fury!’: Fans react as Matthijs de Ligt sustains nasty head injury in Juventus defeat in Lyon… with the French side scoring the decisive goal when defender was off the pitch getting treatment
- Matthijs de Ligt sustained a nasty head injury in Juventus’ defeat to Lyon
- The defender had blood pouring from his face as he left the field for treatment
- To make matters worse his side conceded from a set-piece in his absence
- The Dutchman completed the 90 minutes sporting a unique bandage
Matthijs de Ligt was left covered in blood after sustaining a nasty head injury in Juventus’ defeat to Lyon.
The defender tripped while going up for a head in the opposition box with his teammate Alex Sandro landing on him.
The 20-year-old took a boot and shinpad to the head and was forced to leave the field for treatment with blood pouring from his face.
Matthijs de Ligt was forced to leave the field after taking a boot and shinpad to the head
He was also left with studmarks on his chest from where Sandro had landed.
To make matters worse for the Dutchman, his side conceded from a set-piece while he was getting treatment.
Lucas Tousart headed in from Houssem Aouar’s cross to give Lyon the only goal of the game as they claimed a surprise win over the Italians.
The defender came back on to the field sporting a unique bandage and was able to complete the 90 minutes.
To make matters worse for the Dutchman his side conceded as he was receiving treatment
Fans reacted to de Ligt’s injury with comparisons to Tyson Fury and Terry Butcher.
Writing on Twitter, @nicodegallo said: ‘De Ligt (has) got more blood on him than Fury did all fight.’
Sports website Joe wrote: ‘Meanwhile in the Juve game, Matthijs de Ligt is about to go full Terry Butcher.’
Another tweet suggested he was like something from a Quentin Tarantino film.
The defeat for Juve means they will have to win in Turin after failing to score an away goal.
Maurizio Sarri’s side had struggled to defend set-pieces since they adopted zonal marking, a system defender Leonardo Bonucci has described as ‘complicated’.
The defender returned to the pitch sporting a unique bandage but was able to play 90 minutes
Juve have struggled to defend set pieces since adopting zonal marking in recent matches
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