Register Login Scores


Barcelona Sweat On Injured Valdes

Barcelona’s injury woes may have intensified last night, after their goalkeeper Victor Valdes limped out of Spain’s defeat to South Africa.

Valdes had come on as a substitute for skipper Iker Casillas at half-time, but needed to leave the field with 13 minutes to play.

Spain had exhausted their substitutes already, and sniffing a memorable victory, Bafana Bafana boss Gordon Igesund needed some arm twisting to allow Pepe Reina to replace Valdes.

Initially defender Alvaro Arbeloa had donned the gloves, but sanity and friendliness prevailed, and Reina was allowed to complete the match between the sticks.

All the while, Valdes was receiving treatment off the field, with Barca likely sweating on a report regarding the extent of their number 1’s injury.

After the match a statement from the Spanish Football Federation read: "Victor Valdes, possible calf tear of the right leg.

“This Wednesday he will have new tests at his club to determine the exact extent of the injury. The national team doctors treated the goalkeeper immediately after he retired from the game in the 77th minute.

"They have determined that he could have suffered a torn calf in the right leg. Valdes was injured after going to clear the ball in a dangerous South Africa counter-attack."

If he has indeed torn a muscle, Valdes faces some time on the treatment table.

There he will join Lionel Messi, who will not play again this year.

And with Barca short of options at the back as well, the spine of their so far unbeaten team has suddenly begun to bend under the pressure the football season can present.

Valdes Link To Monaco Confirmed

Valdes Eye's Monaco Move

Valdes To Stay At Barca

Valdes: Competition Is Healthy


Top 5

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

18 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Injury Latest: Sirino, Zwane & Two Others

9 May 06, 2021 08:25 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

3 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

SAFA Provide Important Update On Ntseki

22 May 06, 2021 09:56 AM in Bafana

New Arrival At Pirates Training

27 May 11, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Black On Black - Amakhosi Legend Stuns In Latest Polo Fashion Flex

7 May 11, 2021 12:19 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

MMA Superstar McGregor To Buy Premier League Giants?

13 May 10, 2021 02:24 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs Players' Attitudes Under Scrutiny

55 May 09, 2021 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Monare Vs Kekana – Midfield Luxury Audi Ride Battle

2 May 08, 2021 11:00 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Downs’ Mkhulise Responds To French Club Reports

12 May 06, 2021 10:56 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Another Exit At Cape Town City

May 06, 2021 01:33 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Striker Calls For Patience With Hunt

66 May 06, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs