Ronald Araujo received lengthy treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital in an ambulance

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo was taken to hospital after being concussed in a league game against Celta Vigo.

The 23-year-old suffered the injury following a clash of heads with team-mate Gavi after about an hour of his side’s 3-1 win at the Nou Camp.

He had lengthy treatment on the pitch before an ambulance took him away.

“The doctor has told us he is conscious. He will spend the night in hospital but he is out of danger,” said Barcelona manager Xavi.

“The doctor said we shouldn’t worry, that he will spend the night in hospital as a precaution, nothing more.”

Memphis Depay had put Barcelona in front before two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended their lead.

Iago Aspas pulled one back for Celta Vigo prior to the incident involving Uruguay international Araujo, who recently signed a new Barcelona contract that contained a 1bn euro (£841m) buyout clause.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 8Alves da SilvaSubstituted forMinguezaat 89′minutes
  • 4AraújoSubstituted forLengletat 68′minutes
  • 24GarcíaBooked at 80mins
  • 18AlbaBooked at 90mins
  • 30Páez
  • 21de JongBooked at 90mins
  • 7Dembélé
  • 9DepaySubstituted forFati Vieiraat 64′minutes
  • 19TorresSubstituted forPuig Martíat 45′minutes
  • 25AubameyangSubstituted forde Jongat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Puig Martí
  • 10Fati Vieira
  • 11Traoré
  • 12Braithwaite
  • 13Murara Neto
  • 15Lenglet
  • 17de Jong
  • 22Mingueza
  • 23Umtiti
  • 34Sanz
  • 36Tenas
  • 43Orellana Gomez

Celta Vigo

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Dituro
  • 20VázquezSubstituted forMurilloat 45′minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 15Aidoo
  • 4Araújo
  • 17Galán Gil
  • 8BeltránSubstituted forVeigaat 90′minutes
  • 23Méndez
  • 6D SuárezSubstituted forFontánat 90′minutes
  • 11CerviSubstituted forSolariat 90+7′minutes
  • 7Galhardo do Nascimento RochaSubstituted forTapiaat 60′minutes
  • 10Iago Aspas

Substitutes

  • 13Blanco
  • 14Tapia
  • 18Pineda
  • 19Fontán
  • 21Solari
  • 24Murillo
  • 29Veiga
  • 37Carrillo Balea

Referee:
Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias

Attendance:
55,899

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