The linesman, the face full of blood and the trauma: what happened in La Liga

The linesman, the face full of blood and the trauma: what happened in La Liga
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A scene which, fortunately, is very rarely seen on football pitches and which worried all those who did not realize what had happened: during the Spanish League between Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao linesman Guadalupe Porras suddenly found herself with a bloody and painful face forced to leave the match only a few minutes after the starting whistle.

The causes

The key moment occurs in the 15th minute: the home team, Betis Sevilla, takes the lead thanks to a goal scored by the player Avila a couple of minutes earlier. Suddenly, we see the linesman on the sideline, on the ground, putting her hands on her face when one of the cameramen working on the sideline immediately called the attention of the referee and fourth official: by chance, the assistant referee Porras has bumped violently one camera causing the injury. With her suffering face, she was initially made to sit on a small chair with the emergency workers who immediately swabbed her face to stop the blood from flowing out.

The dynamics of the accident

Shortly afterwards, however, the woman was transferred to emergency room closer to the “Benito Villamarin” stadium in Sivilia for further investigations and checks: everything occurred in full conscience of Porras. The game was interrupted for a few minutes and the linesman was replaced by colleague Néstor Holgueras Castellanos. As reported by the Spanish sports newspaper Brandthe accident occurred because the touch judge was intent on following the home team’s goal, not noticing the operator and the camera, which she collided with, causing an injury.

How’s the linesman?

The referee assistant Guadalupe Porras Ayuso left the hospital in the capital of Seville after having undergone several tests to check her condition after a serious facial trauma with an injury following a collision with a camera during the First Division match between Real Betis and Athletic Club. Guadalupe was subjected to a intervention For suture the wound on his face“, we read in a note released by La Liga.

The match continued in a climate of tension and concern for Porras’ health: as if that wasn’t enough, about half an hour later another tense situation occurred on the sidelines because the Bilbao player, Yuri Berchiche, remained a few minutes off the pitch due to a nosebleed caused by a clash: his was also a day to forget as he scored an own goal. For the record, the match ended with a score of 3-1 for the home team: in the standings, Betis Sevilla moves to sixth place with 42 points while the Basques, with this defeat, slow down their pursuit of fourth place Champions League three points down on coach Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.

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