Sevilla Ace Puerta Dies

UEFA have postponed Tuesday night’s Champions League qualifier between AEK Athens and Sevilla after the death on Tuesday of the Spanish club’s defender Antonio Puerta.

The 22-year-old Spain international collapsed on the pitch during the weekend game against Getafe and, though he was able to walk off, suffered a relapse in the dressing room and required cardiac resuscitation.

It is believed the first-team squad is currently flying back to Spain from Greece.

Puerta has been a member of the Sevilla first team for three seasons and spent 14 years in total with the Andalusian club he joined as a boy.


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  • Danny

    te vamos a extranar puerta, siempre estaras en nuestro corazon.

  • Anonymous

    siempre eres un buen jugador.te vamos a extranar.

  • Keeeper King

    That is sad. I feel bad for him and his family.

  • Carlos desde El Salvador

    Como dicen por ahi: ‘Puerta no ha muerto, los angeles pagaron su clausula para llevarselo a jugar al cielo…’
    Hasta Siempre!!