Hector Herrera Reveals Bloody Foot Injury After Stephan Lichtsteiner Tackle

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2017

PORTO, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 22: FC Porto's midfielder Hector Herrera from Mexico  during the match between FC Porto v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg match at Estadio do Dragao on February 22, 2017 in Porto, Portugal.  (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)
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Porto midfielder Hector Herrera suffered a serious cut to his foot after a challenge with Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner in their UEFA Champions League last-16 match on Wednesday.

Universo Deportivo provided footage of the injury (h/t Matt Maltby of MailOnline):

Universal Deportes @UnivDeportes

🚑 ¡Herido! 🚑 Así quedó el pie de @HHerreramex tras el juego de #ChampionsLeague ⚽️ https://t.co/DVbd9VExGh ⚽️ https://t.co/KL4jypCh5B

The Mexico international was hurt shortly after the half-time restart as the Italian champions claimed a 2-0 victory in the first leg in Portugal.

Herrera was unfazed by the cut after the very late tackle by Lichtsteiner, and the 26-year-old recovered sufficiently to see out the match.

The Juventus player was booked for the challenge, which caused two gashes to the Mexican's foot.

Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves gave the Old Lady a precious first-leg advantage, leaving Porto a tough task to rescue their European dreams.


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