FC Barcelona consolidate second place

According to the club, FC Barcelona’s Ronald Araujo suffered a concussion in the match against Celta Vigo (3-1). The central defender spent the night in the hospital under observation. “Araujo is fine,” Barca coach Xavi said of the post-match PK. “He is conscious and not life threatening. At first we were very worried because we feared that something bad might have happened.”

The central defender was taken off the pitch in an ambulance after clashing with team-mate Gavi. Shortly after the collision, he walked a few meters before collapsing onto the field. The 23-year-old was immediately surrounded by his teammates. They called the medical staff right away.

In the match, Barcelona secured second place in the Spanish league behind historical rivals Real Madrid thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The former Dortmund player scored in La Liga on Matchday 36 by winning 3-1 (2-0) against Celta Vigo shortly before (41st) and immediately after half-time (48th). Memphis Depay (30 ‘) scored the third goal for Barca.

After the red card for Jeison Murillo (58th), Vigo played a full 30 minutes outnumbered. Previously, Iago Aspas had reduced the lead to 1: 3 for the eleventh ranking (50th). National team goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen has returned after an illness and played for the hosts.

Barcelona made their renewed participation in the Champions League at the weekend perfect by beating Betis Sevilla (2-1). Real Madrid became Spanish champions for the 35th time earlier this month.

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