MUNICH – The medical emergency overshadowed Barcelona’s 4-0 La Liga win over Cadiz.
A fan had a heart attack in the stands during the match. Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma stormed the field after the players realized the emergency to hand the medical staff in the stands a pacemaker provided by FC Barcelona. As a result of this incident, the match was suspended for about an hour.
The condolences of the Barcelona stars after the medical emergency
After the match continued and ended, the Barcelona stars expressed their condolences to the fans, who were said, according to media reports, that she is 65 years old and suffered a heart attack in the stands.
“Tonight was more than just football,” Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski wrote on his Instagram account.
Busquets: “Life is always more important than football”
Captain Sergio Busquets agreed, saying: “Life is always more important than football. We wish the team to the spectator a speedy recovery and his whole family a lot of strength.” Young star Pedri wrote: “Today’s result does not matter, what matters is the health of the Cadiz fans. Lots of strength for him and his family.”
Spanish media also praised the behavior of nearly 19,500 fans in Cadiz, as well as the players and the referees’ team. “There were those who were dying and the respect for the world of football was impressive,” wrote the Mundo Deportivo sports daily.
Barcelona occupies second place after winning in Cadiz with 13 points from five games, two points behind defending champion Real Madrid, while Cadiz did not score any point and did not score any goal after five games. Thus, coach Sergio’s team occupies the last place in the Spanish league with zero points and 0:14 goals.
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