Video: Atletico Madrid’s Javier Manquillo falls horribly on his neck after aerial challenge with Cristiano Ronaldo 7 years ago

Video: Atletico Madrid’s Javier Manquillo falls horribly on his neck after aerial challenge with Cristiano Ronaldo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q4ua5nEAEg

Not one for the squeamish this…

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Madrid’s big two went head to head in the second leg of the Copa del Rey this evening and as you might expect from such a heated rivalry, things got a bit hot under the collar at the Vicente Calderón stadium.

Having put Real Madrid two the good and out of sight on aggregate (5-0), with two spot-kicks, Ronaldo was then booked for a robust aerial challenge on Atleti’s Javier Manquillo, who fell head first to the turf and suffered a horrible landing with his neck bearing the brunt of the damage.

Manquillo has since been taken to hospital having suffered a cervical sprain and will hopefully recover before long, while Ronaldo himself was also in the wars having been hit with a lighter thrown from the crowd on his way off at half-time, an incident which provoked a reaction of varying extremes from Sergio Ramos…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjaGZ6uTJ1c

Not the sort of scenes you want to see in a game of such importance and hopefully there’ll be no repeat when they meet again in the league early next month.

Hat-tip: 101 Great Goals