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Alex Grimaldo Knocked Out During Champions League, Allowed to Stay in Game

Benfica's Alex Grimaldo was knocked out cold trying to block a shot. After he came to, he was allowed to remain in the game.

There was a scary play in last night's Champions League tilt between Besitkas and Benfica as Alex Grimaldo was dropped cold on a boot from Ricardo Quaresma. In the 79th minute, the Portugese winger aimed for the net, while the Spanish defender jumped to block the point-blank strike. Grimaldo got drilled square in the face and went straight to the pitch as Quaresma rushed over to do what he could.

Grimaldo lay motionless for a moment as players and medical staff came to his aid. He came to shortly thereafter and was somehow allowed to remain in the match, which ended in a 1-1 tie.