Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland was left visibly upset after watching team-mate Mateu Morey suffer a horrific leg injury against Holstein Kiel.
Dortmund made short work of their second division opponents in the DFB-Pokal semi-final, with goals from Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard, Jude Bellingham, and a brace from Giovanni Reyna giving the Bundesliga side a 5-0 lead at half-time.
Edin Terzic’s side made it comfortably through to the DFB-Pokal final, but the match was marred by a serious injury to Morey in the second-half.
The substitute stretched to reach the ball and overextended himself, getting his leg stuck in the turf and bending it into an unnatural position.
Morey was treated on the pitch for several minutes before he was eventually stretchered off and replaced by Belgian ace Thomas Meunier.
It was too much for star striker Haaland, who was watching the game from the side lines after being ruled out with a muscular problem.
The Norwegian ace looked in visible distress and at one point had his head in his hands as he took in the full extent of his team-mate’s injury.
The injury to Moreu cast a shadow over Dortmund’s speculator win, with Terzic unable to enjoy the success in his post-match press conference.
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“Of course we're happy about the result. And it was a perfect evening until the 75th minute. But the injury to Mateu Morey leaves a cloud over everything,” Terzic said, as per Buli News.
“Knowing what a fantastic boy he is, it hurts all the more. He's on his way to hospital. We hope to know a bit more tomorrow.”
While the extent of Morey’s injury is not yet known, it is expected the 21-year-old will spend a significant amount of time on the side lines.
The defender joined Dortmund II from Barcelona in 2019 and has graduated to become a semi-regular fixture in the club’s first team this season.
His appearance against Holstein Kiel was his 24th of the campaign in all competitions.
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