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Anthony Lopes injury summed up a night to forget for OL

Published on 15 March 2019 at 8:00 AM
Après Barcelone – OL : Anthony Lopes, symbole des espoirs brisés
Lyon's keeper left Wednesday's Champions League loss to Barcelona in tears after showing concussion symptoms.

He deserved better, but Anthony Lopes was dealt a cruel blow in Wednesday's Champions League match at Barcelona, being forced off the pitch in the 34th minute after colliding with Philippe Coutinho. OL's star goalie, who kept a clean sheet in the opening leg, made the most of his short time on the Camp Nou pitch, grabbing the spotlight early on with a highlight-reel save that denied Messi a goal...  unfortunately, there was nothing he could do to stop the Argentine's Panenka penalty that opened the score.  






Things quickly began to unravel for Lopes when he charged off his line with Coutinho on the attack - a challenge that left him noticeably groggy. Despite staying on the ground for several minutes, "Antho" refused to leave the match. But after Coutinho scored Barça's second shortly after, it became obvious that a change had to be made in goal. Better to be safe than sorry, although it was tough to watch the player head toward the locker room with tears in his eyes... 




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