Bruno Soriano is back on the field for the first time after more than three years of the injury. As a day which is 1128 days. The last time the Villarreal captain was seen playing was on May 21, 2016.
Villarreal faces Sevilla at home in La Liga this season on Monday (June 22). In the 88th minute of that match, Soriano came on the field wearing the captain’s armband instead of Paco Alesar.
The 36-year-old midfielder, however, could not contribute much to the team at the last minute. However, he saw a yellow card in the 90th minute. The match was drawn 2-2.
The star, who was part of Spain’s squad for the 2016 Euro Championship, suffered a knee injury and was sidelined for more than three years. Many thought he might not be able to return this season. However, La Liga has been suspended for more than three months due to the coronavirus. Soriano used the time to recover from the injury as well as regain fitness.
📅 Last game – 21st May 2017
🔙 Comeback – 22nd June 2020
— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) June 22, 2020
He has played 10 matches for Spain since 2010. He has been playing in Villarreal’s jersey since 2006 in his professional career. Soriano was the team captain before going into a long exile. He also wore the captain’s armband.