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Sevilla Ace Puerta Dies
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Sevilla Ace Puerta Dies

Posted on August 28, 2007

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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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