FC Barcelona today stated on the club website that left back Alejandro Grimaldo, who suffered a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament and the lateral collateral ligament in the right knee, has successfully undergone surgery on Friday.
Barça B left back Alejandro ‘Álex’ Grimaldo yesterday suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his right knee while playing against Hércules CF. The 17-year old player from Valencia will have to undergo surgery in the coming days, which will give an estimation on his recovery time.
The Spanish under-19 national team defeated France on penalties to book a place in the final match where they will face Greece for the title. The Spaniards, led by a Gerard Deulofeu brace, were stretched to the limit in the match which eventually ended 3-3 after extra time. Deulofeu, one of the pearls of the current Barcelona youth system, scored the fifth and decisive penalty for Spain giving them the victory [4-2].
The final match will be held on Sunday July 15 at 20:30 local time [Estonia].
Spain U19 enjoyed a successful start to the defence of their UEFA European Under-19 Championship title in Estonia with goals from Jesé Rodríguez and Derik Osede helping them to a 2-1 win against Greece. Barcelona pair Gerard Deulofeu (18) and Alejandro Grimaldo (16) both produced impressive outings, with the former providing the assist for the first goal and playing a role in the second, while the latter earned plenty of plaudits for his performance, from both Cules and neutral fans alike, on the social media outlet twitter.
A recent addition to Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo has been a series of youth profiles written by Oriol Domènech. In early December, his profile of Sergi Samper appeared here on totalBarça. Now it’s the turn of Juvenil A left back Alejandro Grimaldo (16), one of La Masia’s promising players who is currently speeding through the youth ranks, having debuted for the first team and Barça B this season. The original article can be found here.
In Barcelona B’s convincing 4-0 win against Cartagena, a special record was created. The whole team played immensely, but the match was made more memorable for the impressive performance of left back Alejandro Grimaldo, who at 15 years and 349 days old was making his debut in the Segunda division. The teenager’s first stint for Barcelona B came on August 9, featuring as left back in the 3-0 loss to Espanyol in the final of the Catalonia Cup. Grimaldo is now the youngest player to play for Barca B beating the previous record held by Haruna Babangida.