Matteo Gabbia injured in Villarreal’s Europa League clash

Villarreal's Matteo Gabbia suffered a severe head injury during a Europa League match against Rennes, leading to a 3-2 victory. Gabbia, on loan from AC Milan, has been dealing with injuries, prompting discussions about an early end to his loan deal. The injury took the spotlight away from a controversial VAR decision that invalidated a goal.

Matteo Gabbia Injured In Villarreal's Europa League Clash

Villarreal’s Matteo Gabbia suffered a severe head injury during a Europa League clash against Rennes, overshadowing the Spanish side’s 3-2 victory. The defender collided with teammate Raul Albiol, resulting in a disturbing scene as Gabbia collapsed to the ground unconscious. The 24-year-old was promptly taken to a French hospital for tests and observation.

Gabbia, on loan from AC Milan, has faced challenges with injuries, prompting discussions about a potential early end to his loan deal. The injury took the spotlight away from a contentious match where Rennes, needing a point to top the group, saw a last-minute equalizer controversially disallowed by VAR. The decision, ruling out a goal by Lorenz Assignon, puzzled viewers and commentators, as it appeared Assignon was onside.

However, the goal was annulled because Enzo Le Fee touched the ball after it rebounded off the bar from his initial free-kick, making him offside. Despite the victory, Gabbia’s health took precedence in the post-match discussions.

Here is the highlight video of Rennes vs Villarreal, which ended with a 2-3 victory for Villarreal. 

Matteo Gabbia

Matteo Gabbia

Defender, Midfielder

ItalyItaly

Age: 25

185 cm

78 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 13 19 Missed
Minutes 901 69.3 Avg
Goals 1 0.1 Avg
Assist 1 0.1 Avg
Attempt 1 0.1 Avg
Passes 617 47.584.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 3 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 7 times for 479 minutes for La Liga.

Matteo Gabbia didn’t score any goal for Villarreal. He procured no assists. He received 2 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 13th in La Liga. In the last match Villarreal won 3-2 against Rennes. The next match in La Liga will be against Real Madrid.

Villarreal performance and stats

Villarreal

Manager: Marcelino
Rank 9th
Win 11
Draw 9
Loss 12
Goals 51-55
Diff -4
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 1
Loss 1
Goals 9-7
Diff 2

Villarreal is currently 13th in the La Liga with 16 points.

In the last 16 games, it has won 4 times, drawn 4 times, and lost 8 times. In its last match, Villarreal lost 0-3 against Real Sociedad.​​

It has a negative goal difference after scoring 22 goals and conceding 29.​

Villarreal will play the next match in La Liga against Real Madrid on Sunday 17th of December in Madrid. The prediction is Real Madrid winning the match.​

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