BARCELONA star Raphinha suffered a bizarre injury after kicking a FRIDGE following the club’s Europa League clash with Manchester United.
Man Utd and Barcelona played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp.
Despite the 26-year-old being a danger throughout, contributing a goal and assist in the game, he was subbed off in the 82nd minute.
Raphinha was visibly frustrated at his withdrawal, and was seen punching Marcos Alonso’s seat on the bench.
According to Mundo Deportivo, he also kicked out at a FRIDGE that was storing water, but has been made to regret his outburst against the appliance as he suffered a knee injury for his troubles.
Indeed, the injury left the Brazilian unable to start the weekend fixture against Cadiz.
Raphinha was able to return to the starting XI for the second leg against United, but was unable to repeat his first leg heroics.
Instead, compatriots Fred and Antony proved the difference as they both scored to complete a second half comeback for Erik ten Hag’s side.
Raphinha was once again benched this weekend for the LaLiga outing against Almeria, with Barca falling to a shock 1-0 defeat.
This result has allowed reigning champions Real Madrid to close the gap to the league leaders to seven points after Los Blancos’ draw in the Madrid derby.
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Barca’s next game is against their historic rivals in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey
Raphinha has struggled to live up to expectations since his big money transfer from Leeds in the summer.
He has scored seven times and added nine assists in 34 games, though 14 of these appearances have originated from off the bench.
Meanwhile, former team-mate and ex-Barca star Junior Firpo slammed the Nou Camp for having “more tourists than fans”, claiming Elland Road was a better stadium.