Spain star Pablo Sarabia faces fitness battle ahead of Euro 2020 semi-final against Italy after sustaining muscle strain in their quarter-final victory over Switzerland
- Spain will be sweating over the fitness of Pablo Sarabia ahead of their semi-final
- He a suffered strain in the first half of Spain’s quarter-final win over Switzerland
- He was forced to come off at half-time and will be a question mark for Tuesday
Sarabia sustained a muscle strain in the first half of their quarter-final victory over Switzerland on Friday.
He was forced to come off at half-time and will be unlikely to feature in the Spaniard’s all-important fixture on Tuesday.
Spain will be sweating over the fitness of Pablo Sarabia ahead of their semi-final clash
According to Marca, the 29-year-old will undergo further assessments before his side fly to London for their semi-final clash with Italy on July 6.
Luis Enrique would be disappointed to see the midfielder ruled out with injury after everything he has provided the team so far in the tournament.
It is believed Sarabia felt the muscular twinge just five minutes into Spain’s clash with Switzerland. However, he tried to carry on for the sake of his team-mates.
The muscle in question is said to be his right adductor, however, more tests will determine whether that is the case.
He a suffered strain in the first half of Spain’s quarter-final win over Switzerland on Friday
As a result, he was forced to come off at half-time and will be a question mark for Tuesday
Despite Sarabia’s half-time departure, Spain went on to win their quarter-final clash against Switzerland on penalties.
Sarabia omission for their semi-final clash against Italy will come as a concern for Enrique.
Sarabia has scored two goals at Euro 2020 – against Slovakia and Croatia – and also provided two assists.
However, should he be unavailable for the fixture, it is likely that Dani Olmo will take his place in the starting XI.