Beaten by Reims at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, LOSC had a very bad night on Tuesday night. But for Samuel Umtiti, the defender of the Dogues, it turned into a nightmare. The 2018 world champion was first knocked out, following a clash with Ito, the Japanese striker at Reims, in the 34th minute of play. However, he was keen to regain his place but had to be replaced at half-time by Alexsandro. And for good reason, the only scorer of the semi-final France - Belgium (1-0) would have made a discomfort in the locker room during the rest, according to information from Prime Video.
Lille - Reims: Samuel Umtiti sounded and out at half-time https://t.co/F7GPt1p29v pic.twitter.com/EuNc9ceXOZ
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After the shock, a stretcher was brought to the pitch, while the former Barcelonan, was on the ground, visibly knocked out. However, the defender regained the upper hand, got up after a few minutes and insisted on continuing, not without exchanging with the Lille medical staff. Treated on the sidelines, Umtiti returned to play after being examined again by a doctor, but without having been the subject of a concussion protocol.
In this regard, the regulations in force in Ligue 1 stipulate that the main referee must interrupt the match to allow the evaluation of the injured player by his doctor. And that any player suffering from a head injury that requires an evaluation in the event of a concussion will only be allowed to return to play after this evaluation if the team doctor expressly confirms to the referee that he is fit to do so. "He's in the hospital right now and has bruises, I don't know more," Paulo Fonseca told Prime Video after the match. He won't be able to play the next game. »
Punished by two early goals from Reims, signed Daramy (12th) and Nakamura (16th), Lille reacted in the second half and managed to reduce the score by André (79th), but without managing to equalize. Unbeaten at home since August 31, 2022 in all competitions, LOSC remained on seven wins in a row in its stadium in Ligue 1.