Fearful struggle in the French Cup left his opponent in intensive care
A grotesque flight interception by Marseille defender Eric Bailly put his French Cup opponent in intensive care on Saturday, on mortgage from Manchester United, and he was instantly ejected from the sport.
Ivory Coast’s 28-year-old Bailly was proven a crimson card at fourth division novice aspect Hyeres for hitting Almike Moussa N’Diaye along with her foot within the chest simply quarter-hour into the draw.
The injured Hyeres participant was stretched out from the modest 8,000-capacity Francis-Turcan stadium in Martigues in southern France earlier than being taken to a neighborhood hospital.
Mourad Boudjellal, head of Hyeres, the colourful and controversial former proprietor of Toulon rugby membership, informed Agence France-Presse (AFP) that N’Diaye had been transferred to a different hospital in Marseille, 40 kilometers away.
“He was transferred to Hospital Nord in Marseille they usually put him in intensive care as a precaution,” Boudjellal stated. “We pray all the things goes nicely for him. He is an important younger man and considered one of our greatest gamers.”
Beforehand, the teaching workforce at Hyeres was extra reassuring. “Very concern of doing hurt, nothing severe, possibly a concussion,” assistant coach Zaki Noubir informed Maritima radio. “Bailly got here proper into our dressing room to current his shirt and above all to listen to the newest information.”
Regardless of enjoying many of the final 64 attracts with 10 gamers, Marseille nonetheless had quite a lot of firepower and had been left with no 2-0 winner.
“I did not see what was on the crimson card,” stated Marseille coach Igor Tudor. “However the dismissal modified all the things and we needed to work laborious to win. It was sometimes a harmful French Cup match. We’ll see what Bailly’s penalty will probably be.”
Alexis Sanchez opened the rating with a “panenka” penalty within the forty fifth minute. Bamba Dieng completed second within the 71st minute. Minor league Rodez from south-central France took successful after beating Monaco, who completed fifth in the very best flight Ligue 1.
After the draw ended 2-2, Rodez gained 5-4 in a penalty shootout that goalkeeper Sebastien Cibois saved from Soungoutou Magassa.
On Friday, Paris Saint-Germain rested their greatest stars however nonetheless gained 3-1 at third-tier Chateauroux.
With Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar not even on the visitor bench, PSG took the lead with a proper foot shot from Hugo Ekitike within the thirteenth minute. Nevertheless, the house workforce responded with a purpose from Natanael Ntolla within the thirty seventh minute.
Within the 78th minute, Carlos Soler put the guests forward once more, whereas one other Spaniard Juan Bernat scored the third purpose in additional time.
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