Alvaro Morata’s injury status ahead of Euro 2024 final against England

  • Alvaro Morata was collided into by a security guard after Spain beat France 2-1
  • The security guard had slipped as he tried to intercept a pitch invader at full-time
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Spanish captain Alvaro Morata’s injury status has been revealed ahead of the Euro 2024 final.

Spain defeated France in the semi-final in Munich on Tuesday night as goals from Lamine Yamal and Dani Olmo condemned Les Bleus to their fate after Randal Kolo Muani had opened the scoring.

Morata, who is captain of La Roja, played 76 minutes of the clash before being replaced by Mikel Oyarzabal.

However, he was involved in a strange incident during Spain’s on-pitch celebrations after their place in Sunday’s final was confirmed.

As a security guard rushed to intercept a pitch invader who was heading towards Spain’s players, he slipped and crashed into Morata’s knee.

Alvaro Morata was bizarrely injured by a security guard on Tuesday after La Roja beat France 2-1 in the semi-final 

As a security guard tried to stop a pitch invader, he slipped and collided with Morata's knee

As a security guard tried to stop a pitch invader, he slipped and collided with Morata’s knee

The striker was left wincing in pain, causing concern about the seriousness of his injury

The striker was left wincing in pain, causing concern about the seriousness of his injury

Now, Spanish media outlets have provided an injury update on whether Alvaro Morata is fit to play Sunday’s final, and he has been given the all clear, BILD report.

The striker was left wincing in pain in a worrying sight for Luis de la Fuente’s side after security guard José Santos fell into him.

Santos was said to be feeling embarrassed after the incident and apologised profusely to Morata.

Reports claimed Morata had twisted his knee, but the 31-year-old revealed his condition when asked as he was leaving Spain’s hotel in Munich on Wednesday morning.

The Atletico Madrid star informed reporters that his availability in the final was not in danger, according to Spanish outlet Marca, while he also saw the funny side surrounding the incident.

‘It (the security guard’s challenge) was a yellow card and that’s it,’ Morata joked.

Morata had been visibly upset as he left the pitch on Tuesday, with the striker expected to have a precautionary scan at some point today.

But, speaking after their semi-final victory, De la Fuente had claimed he was optimistic that the incident with Morata wasn’t too serious.

‘We are going to wait on Alvaro until tomorrow (Wednesday),’ he said.

Spanish media outlets have provided an injury update on whether Alvaro Morata is fit to play Sunday's final, and he has been given the all clear

Spanish media outlets have provided an injury update on whether Alvaro Morata is fit to play Sunday’s final, and he has been given the all clear 

He also saw the funny side of the incident and joked that the security guard should be booked

He also saw the funny side of the incident and joked that the security guard should be booked 

‘We don’t think it’s anything, but his leg hurts. We think he’s going to be OK.’

The incident with Morata comes after he sparked a storm in Spain’s camp on the eve of the semi-final as he threatened to quit the national team when the tournament concludes over ‘nonsense’ criticism.

The striker previously admitted it would be ‘easiest’ for him to move abroad because of the poor treatment and laid bare the effect on his family, including his wife and four young children.

He also floated the idea of leaving Atletico Madrid just a week on from seemingly pledging his future to the club, raging that ‘in Spain, there’s no respect for anyone’.

His explosive interview with El Mundo caused uproar in his homeland ahead of the France clash.

‘It could be [my last tournament with Spain],’ Morata told the outlet. ‘It’s a possibility that I don’t want to talk about too much, but it’s probable.’

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