Shocking moment Spain’s OWN security team injure star player as he celebrated reaching Euro 2024 final

Player now in race against time to be fit for final

A member of Spain’s OWN security team accidentally injured Alvaro Morata during the celebrations as Spain reached the final of the Euros.

It came after a pitch invader ran on the pitch to try and join in with the Spanish team’s celebrations after they beat France 2-1 in the semi-final.

A team security member slipped into Alvaro Morata when trying to stop a pitch invader5A team security member slipped into Alvaro Morata when trying to stop a pitch invaderCredit: Rex

The collision left Morata falling to the ground5

The collision left Morata falling to the groundCredit: PA

Morata winced in pain immediately afterwards5

Morata winced in pain immediately afterwardsCredit: PA

He was seen hunched over5

He was seen hunched overCredit: Rex

Morata was seen hobbling after5

Morata was seen hobbling afterCredit: Getty

A member of the team’s security moved to try and stop the pitch invader, but in doing so slipped and launching himself into a slide tackle on the former Chelsea striker.

The contact looked nasty, with Morata’s leg appearing to get stuck in the turf.

Morata appeared to be in considerable pain, and was seen hobbling about the pitch while his team-mates celebrated.

There will now be concerns that the Spain captain will miss the final on Sunday in which they will play England or Holland.

Spain manager Luis de la Fuente said after the match: “We will wait until tomorrow.

“We don’t think it’s anything. His leg hurt but we hope he’s going to be okay.”

Morata captained his side to a 2-1 victory over France , which saw Lamine Yamal make history.

His wonder strike, from 25 yards drew Spain level after France took the lead.

And it also made him the youngest goal scorer in Euros history, at the age of 16 years and 362 days.

The strike means he has gone above previous holder Johan Vonlanthen, who was 18 years and 141 days old when he netted for Switzerland at Euro 2004.

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Morata had been named captain of his side before the tournament by Spain coach Luis De La Fuente.

While never the most prolific forward, his selflessness has helped the likes of Lamal and Nico Williams shine.

The celebrations of captaining his side to a Euros final should have been the pinnacle of his career, but he will now be sweating over his fitness.

Earlier this week he threatened to quit playing international football, due to criticism over his performances at the Euros.

He said: “It could be [my last tournament with Spain].

“It’s a possibility that I don’t want to talk about too much, but it’s probable.”

Morata went on to explain that he prefers playing outside of Spain as he insisted there is “no respect” in his homeland

He added: “In Spain it’s hard for me to be happy.

“Without doubt [I’m happier outside of Spain]. I’ve said it many times. Above all, because people respect me.

“In Spain there’s no respect for anything or anyone.”

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