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An injured ‘Tiger’: Falcao and the injury that will leave him out of the ‘semis’ of the Copa del Rey

Just when he seemed to return to his best physical condition, Radamel Falcao has been injured again with the Vallecano Ray and will miss the second leg of the semifinals of the Copa del Rey before him Real Betis. This was confirmed this morning by his coach Andoni Iraola, who regretted not being able to count on the ‘Tigre’ as one of his weapons to try to turn the series around – they are down 2-1 after losing in Vallecas in the first leg.

The match at the Benito Villamarín Stadium will be very complicated for the people of Madrid, because in addition to facing a team that has been doing things well under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini, they will have to do without the Colombian’s experience, which surely would have been useful in such a situation. decisive.

Radamel has a small muscle injury and there is no option to take risks there. The muscle issue must wait for it to heal and until then he will not be able to be with us”, Said the 39-year-old strategist at the press conference prior to the duel in Seville.

Mario Suárez, teammate of the ‘3′, lamented his absence and recalled that in duels like the one they will hold against Betis, their hierarchy always adds up. “Hopefully (he can arrive and score), although I don’t care who scores, as if it’s them at their own door (…) I’ve lived with him three finals, he scored in two and assisted in the third. It is a guarantee and in the important moments he is always there. He is one of those star players. In these types of games he can give us a lot. His quality is more than proven”, said the attacker.

The last game of Radamel Falcao with the Vallecano Ray It was last Saturday, February 26, against Real Madrid in Vallecas. The coffee striker ´played 28 minutes in which he did not have any clear chance to define, but despite this he always complicated the white defenders with his presence in the area.

It is not the first muscular injury suffered by Radamel Falcao at Rayo Vallecano. (Photo: LaLiga)

Unfortunately, the one born in Santa Marta has not yet been able to score a goal so far in 2022 and after this new muscle injury he will have to wait a bit. The safest thing is that he will not be taken into account to face Cádiz on March 6 for matchday 27 of LaLiga Santander. Iraola will not risk it and will wait until he is fully recovered.

On the other hand, from Colombia they will be aware of the evolution of Falcao Well, it is almost a fact that, if the physical inconvenience he now suffers does not worsen, he will be summoned by Reinaldo Rueda for the last double date of the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers against Bolivia and Venezuela.

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