MAJADAHONDA: In this file photo taken on March 16, 2021 Atletico Madrid's French forward Moussa Dembele heads a ball during a training session at the club's training ground in Majadahonda on March 16, 2021, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea. - AFP

MADRID: Atletico Madrid forward Moussa Dembele collapsed during a training session on Tuesday due to a reported drop in blood pressure, and images of his dramatic slump and medical response were widely reported in the Spanish press.

Dembele, 24, was stretching with team-mates in the center circle at the club's headquarters before falling to the ground, a leg shaking as he lay on his back. The Frenchman's worried Atletico teammates, coaches and medical staff rushed to help him and an ambulance was in attendance at the scene.

The former Celtic striker regained consciousness on the field and walked to the vehicle pitchside and eventually left the stadium at the wheel of his own car. Spanish press reported Dembele had a drop in blood pressure but is doing well. Dembele joined Atleti on loan from Lyon in January and is yet to score in two appearances. - AFP