Some good news on the injury front has filtered through with reports that Vedran Corluka has not broken his ankle following the horror tackle by Mathieu Flamini on Tuesday night.
The player himself is quoted as saying: “My ankle is swollen. It hurts so much, but the doctors are saying that things are not as bad as it seems.
“Luckily nothing is broken, but I will still be out for at least four weeks.”
So Corluka may be available again in March, but this is a cruel blow for him, having just reclaimed his place at right back from Alan Hutton.
As for Flamini, UEFA have confirmed that no further action will be taken as the ref saw it and took what action he felt the assault warranted. Though it’s clear that the tackle deserved a straight red card, but UEFA are unlikely to go against one of their officials.