Gelson Martins crashes his car but walks away unhurt
Sporting Lisbon's young star Martins lost control of his car just outside Lisbon. The vehicle had to be towed away. Sporting Lisbon play Real on Tuesday night in the Champions League.
Gelson Martins, Sporting Lisbon's hottest rising star, has crashed his car on the outskirts of Lisbon, just two days before Real Madrid visit on Champions League duty. Martins lost control of his vehicle on the wet road surface, and crashed. The footballer walked away unhurt, and won't be affected for the Real Madrid game, but the car had to be towed away.
Martins: Sporting Lisbon's hottest property
Gelson Martins is Sporting's latest gem, and one of Portuguese footballers brightest promises. He's already, at just 21, a full international. He wowed the fans in the Bernabéu during Real Madrid's opening Champions League game, and will be one of the biggest threats to Zidane's side on Tuesday night.
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