Alvaro Morata didn’t take a penalty in Atletico Madrid’s shootout defeat by rivals Real because he ‘felt dizzy and vomited’ after Dani Carvajal stepped on his HEAD in the aftermath of Fede Valverde’s red card tackle
- Alvaro Morata ‘vomited’ before Spanish Super Cup penalty shootout on Sunday
- Fede Valverde was sent off for fouling Morata deep into extra time on Sunday
- In the aftermath, Real’s Dani Carvajal accidentally stepped on Morata’s head
- The Spaniard ‘felt dizzy’ and ended up not taking a penalty in the shootout loss
Alvaro Morata reportedly vomited before the Spanish Super Cup penalty shootout after his head was accidentally stepped on by Dani Carvajal.
The incident came after Morata was cynically scythed down by Real Madrid’s Fede Valverde, which earned the Uruguayan a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity.
Real and Atletico’s players then confronted one another following the foul while Morata laid on the ground injured.
Alvaro Morata felt dizzy before vomiting after his head was stepped on by Dani Carvajal
Carvajal (top, centre) accidentally steps backwards onto Morata’s head (right)
Carvajal unknowingly steps onto Morata’s head, which reportedly left him ‘feeling dizzy’
Seconds later, Carvajal was shoved twice in the chest, while the second push saw the right back step backwards unknowingly onto Morata’s head.
The resulting blow left the Spanish striker ‘feeling dizzy’, according to MARCA, who also reported that the Chelsea loanee threw up before the shootout.
As a result, Atletico boss Diego Simeone decided to omit Morata from the shootout despite the Spaniard usually being the club’s first-choice spot-kick taker.
Carvajal and Stefan Savic square up to each other while Morata holds his head (right)
The incident came after Fede Valverde cynically foul Morata late on in the Spanish Super Cup
Valverde was dismissed for the challenge with the Atletico Madrid frontman through on goal
Morata’s absence proved to be costly in the final shootout.
Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey missed in the shootout while Kieran Trippier was the only Atletico player to score from the spot.
Real comfortably converted all four of their kicks to see Zinedine Zidane’s men crowned as the Spanish Super Cup champions.
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