La Liga: Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin loses three teeth after clash with Valencia goalkeeper Neto

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin lost three of his teeth after being caught full in the face by Valencia goalkeeper Neto during Sunday's La Liga encounter, his club said.

AFP February 05, 2018 19:58:10 IST
La Liga: Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin loses three teeth after clash with Valencia goalkeeper Neto

Madrid: Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin lost three of his teeth after being caught full in the face by Valencia goalkeeper Neto during Sunday's La Liga encounter, his club said.

La Liga Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin loses three teeth after clash with Valencia goalkeeper Neto

Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin was caught full in the face by Valencia goalkeeper Neto during the two team's clash in La Liga. Reuters

Atletico, who won the game 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano, said the Uruguayan centre-back would undergo surgery in the coming days after having three of his upper teeth knocked out. They did not say how long he would be absent.

Godin was cleaned out by Neto as the two went up for a high ball following an Antoine Griezmann free-kick. He was taken off bleeding heavily after the incident, which happened early in the second half.

Angel Correa scored the goal for Atletico, who are second in La Liga, nine points behind leaders Barcelona.

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