NEWS
Tuesday September 19 2017
Shibasaki faces six weeks out

Getafe midfielder Gaku Shibasaki is facing six weeks out with a foot injury sustained in Saturday’s league defeat to Barcelona.

The Japanese international opened the scoring for the newly-promoted club with a spectacular first half effort but was forced off injured in the 55th minute after a rough tackle.

The 25-year-old became the first player from Japan to score against both Barca and Real Madrid – following on from last season’s Super Cup, when he was then at Kashima Antlers.

He enjoyed a six-month stint on loan at Tenerife in La Liga 123 last season before a summer move to the Madrid-based club, who defeated the Islanders in the promotion playoff final.

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