Posted on August 28, 2007
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.