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Barcelona: Eusebio undergoes surgery after suffering a stroke

The Spanish coach was admitted to hospital in Valladolid after suffering a fall at home. He underwent emergency surgery for a blood clot on the brain.

Barcelona: Eusebio undergoes surgery after suffering a stroke
Eddy Kelele DIARIO AS

Eusebio Sacristán was taken to Valladolid general hospital on Thursday after suffering a fall at home. The former Barcelona Dream Team player - now a coach, is undergoing surgery, according to El Norte de Castilla

Hospital sources confirmed that the operation could last up to three hours. Eusebio was taken down to theatre shortly after midday after spending the night in observation after doctors had discovered a blood clot. 

The 56-year-old has been living in Valladolid since 2019 following his spell in charge at Girona. Prior to that, he had coached Celta de Vigo, Barça B and Real Sociedad. During his playing career, he made 267 appearances for Barcelona. He also enjoyed stints at Atlético and Celta before ending his playing days with Real Valladolid.