Barcelona’s defense was under pressure several times, but ultimately did not concede a goal until the end. Araujo, who scored five steals out of five attempts, also had 84 percent of the game. passing efficiency. The Uruguayan bravely defended access to the goal until the 86th minute, when he decided to take his team into the lead.
The defender used a perfect cross into the penalty area to defeat Odysseas Vlachodimos. Without repetitions, it was impossible to see offside in this situation and Araujo made the same assumption, so he rushed to perform the celebration. The Spaniard, however, exaggerated with intensity … and was injured. This could be related to the cramps or the recurrence of a thigh injury that the player was struggling with during the current season.
This situation immediately brings to mind Bartosz Kapustka, who left the field in July this year with an injury after the LM qualifying match with Flora Tallin. After hitting the rivals’ net, the legionnaire showed the fans a spontaneous celebration … and damaged the cruciate ligament. There are still several months of rehabilitation ahead of him.
Araujo pierced the Pole, because he suffered an injury after … an unrecognized goal. The referees, thanks to the support of technology, saw the 22-year-old being offside in the previous situation, which ultimately resulted in a free kick for Benfica. The Uruguayan lost not only a hit, but also a chance to accompany his teammates in the crazy end of the match and, above all, his health. Defensor did not return to the game after an injury until early November. He lasted 21 days.