The Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Luis De la Fuente (62) had what should have been a joyous day as a coach turn into one of the saddest. During the match between Spain and Georgia (3-1) in the qualifiers for the Euros, Spanish talent Gavi (19) was forced to leave the game in the 26th minute due to pain in his right knee. There were fears of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, which was confirmed by the manager after the match. The atmosphere in the Furia dressing room was solemn, and it is expected that Gavi’s injury will be confirmed by the club during the day. Additional tests will be done, but it is already clear that Gavi will be out of commission until the end of the season.
On the other hand, Mundo Deportivo wrote that there was great anger in Barcelona over the situation. Barcelona is upset that their player had to play in a match that was irrelevant for them, as they had already secured a place in the Euros earlier. They could potentially receive a consolation prize of between four and five million euros as compensation from FIFA.