NICOLAS OTAMENDI has been forced to wear a Swim Cap after a horrific collision during Benfica’s draw with Ajax.
However, By Otamendi the game was almost over after half an hour when he headed in a random collision.
Looking worse for the outfit, many expected the Argentinian to be on the field in case of a secondary concussion.
But Benfica Instead, the doctors kept Otamendi, 34, on the field.
And their solution to the problem was to strangely place a tight swimming cap on his head.
In recognition of his merits, the midfielder got back into action and watched the rest of the game.
And all to play in the second leg after a dramatic night in Portugal.
Dusan Tadic gave Ajax the lead in the 18th minute as the visitors capitalized on their dominance.
But Sebastien Haller committed a howl when he put the ball into his own net in the 25th minute.
However, the former West Ham man’s defeat made amends almost immediately as he quickly restored the lead to Ajax.
However, it was Benfica who had the final say when Roman Yaremchuk made it 2-2 in the 72nd minute.
The Ukraine striker was booked for his celebration after pulling up his shirt to reveal Ukraine’s national emblem amid fears of a Russian invasion.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17751942/otamendi-swimming-cap-benfica-ajax-man-city/ Ex-Man City star Nicolas Otamendi forced to wear a swimming cap after Benfica’s horror clash against Ajax