The Atletico Madrid could not complete the comeback and was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Champions League before him Manchester Cityafter losing the first leg in England 1-0 and equaling zero goals in the second leg in Spain.
Who did not see action in this tie was the Mexican Hector Herrerawho had already established himself as a starter with the team from Diego Pablo Simeonbut after the FIFA date selections, suffered an injury that sidelined him for at least two weeks.
Due to this medical problem, H H had to show support for his team from the stands of the stadium and not on the pitch, but this time he did it accompanied by his sonWell, he uploaded a photograph to his social networks where the two were seen together while they watched Atlético’s comeback attempt.
“Supporting. Let’s go Atleti”, wrote the 31-year-old midfielder during the meeting, who will say goodbye to European football at the end of the season, so he could not play his last game of Champions League as I would have wanted.
Unfortunately for their little boy and for Héctor himself, they were left with the desire to see their team advance to the semifinals, where they would have faced the real Madrid and that he would have allowed play once again in the most important club tournament in the world.
This company could have been sensed a day before, since the national team had shared other photographs in which he presumed the visit of his son, who entered the stadium facilities and even the dressing room.
“Visits that fill you with strength to be at 100 as soon as possible“, wrote Hector on his Instagram account 24 hours before the commitment of Champions Leaguewhere he was not ready to enter the call.
Why Héctor Herrera could not play in the Champions League
After the FIFA Date in March, Hector Herrera he returned to Spain without physical problems; however, in the first training sessions under the orders of the cholos Simeone, the Mexican presented muscle discomfort in the thighso he could not play the following weekend against Alaves and his participation in the first leg of the tie was in danger.
Unfortunately for the rojiblanco team and for himself blacksmiththe evolution of the injury was not favorable after a week injured, the discomfort did not stop and he was lost the following weekend against Majorcaso he needed a miracle to play the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Even though that him Atletico Madrid He waited for the last medical evaluation a day before, the Mexican was not included in the squad and he lost the opportunity to play a match for the last time. UEFA champions league.
Prior to his injury after the FIFA Date, Hector Herrera accumulated an outstanding streak of starts and victories, because despite having been a substitute during the first half of the season, between February and March he accumulated seven consecutive games as a starter, with the two commitments of Champions League before him Man Utd included.
In that same period, the midfielder from Baja California added six wins and one draw, for which he had established himself as a key piece and amulet of the cholos.
Since his injury, Atlético has played four games, with only one win, two losses and one drawwith the elimination of the Champions included, for which he suffered again without the Mexican on the field.
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