By Chris Wright
Real Madrid became the first side ever to reach the Copa Del Rey final without conceding a goal with a 2-0 second-leg victory over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon last night, though Atleti’s teenage full-back Javier Manquillo probably won’t remember much of it.
Shortly before the break, Manquillo collided with Cristiano Ronaldo (who scored both Real’s goals from the penalty spot) in mid-air, spinning arse-over-tit and landing squarely on his neck. It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t pretty at all…
Manquillo soldiered on for a few minutes before being taken off at half-time, with reports suggesting that he was suffering from ‘whiplash-like’ pain.
Honestly, we can’t say we’re surprised.