Nigerian Kalu 'fine' after on-field collapse

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Samuel KaluKalu also collapsed from severe dehydration during a Nigeria training session at the 2019 African Cup of Nations

Bordeaux striker Samuel Kalu is "fine" after collapsing on the pitch at the Stade Velodrome during their 2-2 draw against Marseille on Sunday, according to his team-mate Remy Oudin.

The Nigerian, 23, received immediate medical attention after falling to the ground in the sixth minute.

He walked off the pitch minutes later holding an ice pack against his head.

Kalu resumed playing after getting treatment but was substituted after he appeared dazed.

"It gave us a bit of a chill and it's still quite shocking," said Oudin, who replaced him in the 14th minute.

Players forming a wall around the player as he was receiving medical attentionPlayers from both teams formed a wall around Kalu as he was receiving medical attention

"According to the doctor, it was just a dizzy spell," he added at full-time, having scored Bordeaux's equaliser as they fought back from two goals down to earn a draw.

"We're happy for Kalu, everything is fine and that's the most important thing," Oudin said.

"We inevitably thought about what happened with (Denmark midfielder Christian) Eriksen, the whole team and everyone was scared."

Former Tottenham playmaker Eriksen collapsed in June when he suffered a cardiac arrest in the first half of Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland.



Formation 3-2-4-1

  • 30Mandanda
  • 2SalibaBooked at 90mins
  • 14Peres Petroni
  • 5BalerdiBooked at 88mins
  • 8Santos da SilvaSubstituted forRongierat 72'minutes
  • 6GuendouziSubstituted forBenedettoat 65'minutes
  • 4Kamara
  • 22Gueye
  • 17ÜnderSubstituted forRadonjicat 73'minutes
  • 10Payet
  • 20De la FuenteSubstituted forGonzálezat 90'minutes


  • 1Ngapandouetnbu
  • 3González
  • 7Radonjic
  • 9Benedetto
  • 11de Lima
  • 12Dieng
  • 15Caleta-Car
  • 21Rongier
  • 23Amavi


Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Costil
  • 25KwatengBooked at 30mins
  • 4SitoeSubstituted forPembéléat 45'minutes
  • 6Koscielny
  • 12Chaby Mangas
  • 14Mensah
  • 20SissokhoSubstituted forPardoat 85'minutes
  • 5Passos SantosBooked at 84mins
  • 26BasicSubstituted forAdliat 68'minutes
  • 18HwangSubstituted forMaraat 85'minutes
  • 10KaluSubstituted forOudinat 14'minutes


  • 3Medioub
  • 7Briand
  • 8Pardo
  • 11Mara
  • 16Poussin
  • 19Adli
  • 22Pembélé
  • 23Benito
  • 28Oudin

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Marseille 2, Bordeaux 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Marseille 2, Bordeaux 2.

  3. Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Laurent Koscielny.

  4. William Saliba (Marseille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Foul by William Saliba (Marseille).

  6. Sékou Mara (Bordeaux) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Substitution, Marseille. Álvaro González replaces Konrad De la Fuente.

  8. Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille) is shown the red card.

  9. Foul by Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille).

  10. Sékou Mara (Bordeaux) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Substitution, Bordeaux. Rubén Pardo replaces Issouf Sissokho.

  12. Substitution, Bordeaux. Sékou Mara replaces Hwang Ui-Jo.

  13. Otávio (Bordeaux) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Dimitri Payet (Marseille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Foul by Otávio (Bordeaux).

  16. Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Nemanja Radonjic is caught offside.

  17. Attempt blocked. Darío Benedetto (Marseille) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nemanja Radonjic.

  18. Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Foul by Remi Oudin (Bordeaux).

  20. Foul by Boubacar Kamara (Marseille).

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