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'Cervical spine and skull trauma', Buonanotte's medical report after the scare in Mascherano's Sub 20 debut


The midfielder hit his head a few minutes after entering and had to be removed with a neck brace and stretcher. "He is in good condition," reported the AFA, which did not clarify if he will be available this Monday in the classic against Brazil.

Beyond the anger over the defeat against Paraguay in Colombia's debut in the South American Cup, the Argentine team was scared hard by Facundo Buonanotte, one of the team's figures with the '10' shirt and who had to be withdrawn in stretcher and with orthopedic neck for a strong blow that he suffered a few minutes after entering the field of play.

"The player Facundo Buonanotte suffered trauma to the cervical spine and skull during the match against Paraguay. The footballer is in good condition and is under observation while the pertinent studies are carried out,"

reported the AFA, well into the early hours of this Sunday. , in an official medical part.

What the account of the selected albiceleste could not detail is if Buonanotte, who had entered 15 minutes into the second half -just after the second Paraguayan goal- and retired at 40 leaving his team with one less, will be available so that the coach Javier Mascherano used it in the South American classic this Monday against


, vital in the objective of advancing to the second wheel.

The talented 18-year-old offensive player, who was sold last November from Rosario Central to Brighton in England -where he will be Alexis Mac Allister's teammate-, came out on a stretcher and with an orthopedic neck and was taken by ambulance to a medical center due to a strong fall that he suffered after jumping to pitch.

There were six minutes left in the game when Buonanotte pushed himself up to try to win a ball, but was destabilized by Paraguayan Quintana from behind and, on his way down, suffered whiplash when he hit the grass with his head.

The Chilean referee Cristian Garay sanctioned the offense and quickly asked for assistance when he saw the Argentine soccer player immobile.

His companions surrounded Buonanotte so that the cameras would not capture the images.

Although Buonanotte never lost consciousness and even seemed to ask to be picked up to continue playing, the historic AFA doctor,




, together with his collaborator,

Juan Cruz Goycochea

, Sergio's son, decided to immobilize him as a precaution and transfer him to a nearby clinic to carry out the corresponding studies.

The one born in Pérez, a municipality located 12 kilometers from Gran Rosario, is one of the figures in the cast that Mascherano commands along with

Nicolás Paz

, from Real Madrid, the only loanees who play in foreign teams.

The debut of the Argentine National Team in the South American Sub 20 that takes place in Colombia was with a defeat


It also meant the premiere of the albiceleste shirt with the three stars above the AFA shield, after the title in the World Cup in Qatar 2022.

At the Pascual Guerrero de Cali stadium, the Albiceleste showed attitude, starred in situations and even had bad luck defining plays, but lacked defensive order to counter the rival attack.

The two goals from Paraguay had a lot of Argentine errors: the first had the complicity of the goalkeeper who was sparring for the Major in Qatar

Federico Gomes Gerth

, and the goal that allowed the victory was from a penalty: an undeniable handball by Lautaro Di Lollo.

Máximo Perrone

had put the partial tie.

Taking into account that the first three of group A will advance to the next stage, the duel against Brazil -the other team that has already been released- becomes essential this Monday, starting at 9:30 p.m. (Argentine time).

It is that both Colombia -remains free on this third date- and Paraguay have four points, while the


has 3 (they thrashed Peru 3-0).

In the event of a defeat, Argentina would be forced to beat the host Colombia and Peru, in addition to waiting for other results, to advance to the next round in the tournament that gives four tickets to the Under 20 World Cup in Indonesia 2023 and four to the Pan American Games in Chile 2023 , on the way to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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Bad debut for the three stars: Mascherano's Sub 20 fell to Paraguay in the debut of the South American in Colombia

Big scare for Mascherano's Sub 20: Buonanotte fell badly and was removed on a stretcher

Máximo Perrone, from Vélez to the Sub 20 and from Colombia to Manchester City: "I am going to the place in the world where I am going to grow the most"

Dibu Martínez, figure in Aston Villa's triumph with another agonizing save in a game that was stopped by a drone

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Source: clarin

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