The Argentine forward had to leave the field in a friendly against Nimes, with 12 days to go until the start of the official action in France.
Olympique de Marseille received bad news due to the injury of his goal reference, Darius Benedetto, during the 1-0 victory in this Sunday’s friendly match against Nimes. From a blow suffered to the right ankle, the Argentine had to leave the court when he averaged the first half.
The former Boca Juniors striker came out immediately and did so limping. After an exchange of words with his coach, André Villas-Boas, Pipa went straight to the dressing room, while it was the young Marley Aké who replaced him.
The 30-year-old attacker will now have to be examined by the medical staff of the campus: if the injury is significant, he could miss the start of the game Ligue 1 2020/21 , scheduled for next August 21 against Saint Etienne. Prior to that official duel, the Marseille team will have one last preparation commitment, on Friday, against Stuttgart.
Last season, Benedetto scored 11 goals in 26 games in the French league. He was the second most decisive player on the team behind Dimitri Payet. In his position, apart from Valère Germain, Marseille does not have many alternatives.
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