Spanish football evening headlines for 23 March.
Dembele faints in training
There was a scare at Atletico Madrid training today as striker Moussa Dembele unexpectedly collapsed during a stretching session.
🔴⚪️ ÚLTIMA HORA | @MDembele_10 ha sufrido un desmayo en el entrenamiento de esta tarde
🏥Según ha informado el @Atleti ha sufrido una bajada tensional leve. Está en observación, sus costantes vitales son normales. Pendiente de evolución
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) March 23, 2021
Read more: Huge scare as Atletico Madrid striker Dembele collapses while training
Footage shows the French striker suddenly collapsing to the ground and receiving urgent medical attention.
As per Diario AS, Dembele collapsed due to a slight drop in blood pressure but the club have reassured that all his vital signs are now normal and there are no health concerns.
Madrid double blow
Real Madrid have suffered a double injury blow on Tuesday ahead of their Champions League quarter final clash against Liverpool next month.
Toni Kroos and Fede Valverde both picked up knocks and are now fitness doubts ahead of the first leg in Madrid in a fortnight’s time.
Read more: Real Madrid suffer double midfield injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash
As per Diario AS, both are now facing races against time to be available for the first leg in Madrid in a fortnight’s time.
Barca decide on Koeman
Barcelona news sees president Joan Laporta has told Ronald Koeman he will remain as boss at the club beyond this season.
Read more: Barcelona have made their decision on Ronald Koeman future
Catalan outlet Esport3 report that Koeman has already been informed by the club’s new board that he will be in his position beyond this summer regardless of the results of the rest of the campaign.
The Dutchman has overseen a resurgence in form in recent months and is aiming for the domestic double.