|Sebastián Gastón Merlo (No 19). — Photo bongda.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — V.League 1’s side SHB Đà Nẵng won’t have the service of their key striker Sebastián Gastón Merlo for at least the next two matches due to injury.
The Argentinean footballer scored one goal in the 2-1 win against Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) in the 14th round on Sunday. However, he broke his nose due to an error made by midfielder Kim Jin-seo of HAGL.
As a result, the 33-year-old player will have to miss the upcoming matches against Hà Nội FC and Nam Định.
Merlo is one of the best goal scorers in the national premier league. He won the league’s top scorer award three times in a row from 2009 to 2011. He also won the league’s best foreign player award in 2009 and 2011.
Last year, he was granted Vietnamese citizenship and got a new name, Đỗ Merlo.
Earlier, SHB Đà Nẵng received more bad news that their midfielder Võ Huy Toàn will have to rest at least three months to recover from his injury of the ligament. — VNS