Raul Jimenez knocks out Slovan Bratislava player attempting overhead kick – The News

Raul Jimenez knocks out Slovan Bratislava player attempting overhead kick – The News

 Wolves striker Raul Jimenez knocked out Slovan Bratislava defender Kenan Bajric in their Europa League clash at Molineux  The Mexican striker was attempting an overhead kick in the 78th minute with the game at 0-0 when he struck the opposing player clean in the face  Bajric was instantly knocked unconscious and collapsed to the turf, sparking frantic concern amongst team-mates and Jimenez as he hit the deck  He was placed into the recovery position as Bratislava’s goalkeeper took swift action to prevent him from swallowing his tongue before medics from both sides rushed onto the field  They took plenty of care with the defender as he was carefully placed onto a stretcher after receiving treatment for several minutes  Jimenez later headed in the winner but was quick to send his best wishes to his opposition after the game  “It is difficult for all of us,” Jimenez said. “I don’t know what to say. I hope he recovers well  “It is a very important win for us and our aspirations. It is all about my team-mates We all did very well and here we are with three points and almost in the next round ”  Molineux rose in warm applause as Bajric was stretchered off and replaced ahead of the closing stages of the game whilst Jimenez was given a yellow card   The game was level at the time of the incident with Wolves looking for a breakthrough, with Jimenez looking to get on the end of an Adama Traore cross  The result of the injury was 12 minutes of added time after the time for which Bajric was being treated  And in added time, Jimenez rose with his head rather than his boot to meet a Traore cross and snatch a crucial win for his side  Ruben Neves missed a penalty for Wolves early in the second half. Read More Mirror Football’s Top Stories  But the three points saw them move onto nine points, one behind Braga at the top of the group and five points clear of Bratislava in third place in Group K  They are now on course to reach the last 32 and have won three consecutive European games for the first time since their route to the UEFA Cup final in 1971/72

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  1. Firstly, pictures don't show us what we want to see, and secondly, what's with the Steve Hawkins voice? Just get someone to narrate.

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