Suara.com – Europa League winners Villarreal are at risk of having to play UEFA Super Cup without their mainstay central midfielder, Dani Parejo, who has been confirmed injured.
Reported by Villarreal’s official website, Friday (30/7/2021), the 32-year-old midfielder injured his right calf muscle in the pre-season game against Levante at Ciudad Deportiva today.
Parejo had to be carried off the field after just 10 minutes of the game, after being seen wincing in pain.
Villarreal did not provide details on how long Parejo would have to be sidelined due to his injury, but local Spanish media reported that the former Valencia captain could be out of action for up to a month.
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Coach Unai Emery’s Villarreal last season won the Europa League after defeating favorite team, Manchester United on penalties in the final.
The Yellow Submarine – Villarreal’s nickname – is scheduled to face Champions League champions Chelsea in the 2021 UEFA Super Cup match which will be held at Windsor Park Stadium, Belfast, Northern Ireland on 12 August.
For Villarreal, this match will be the opening match of their season, considering that the 2021/2022 Spanish League will only start on August 16 where they will host Granada at the Estadio de la Ceramica.
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