Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Antonio Puerta Dies After Multiple Heart Attacks

This is one of those few times at SMiA where we're not bagging on someone for being an idiot or just a plain ass, so I'll try not to ruin it with feeble attempts at humor.

Sadly, 22-year old left-sided midfielder Antonio Puerta has died in hospital after suffering major cardiac arrest twice during Sevilla's clash w/Getafe over the weekend. Tonight's Champions League match w/AEK Athens (they themselves, dealing with the wildfires in Greece) will be postponed until September 3, as well as Monday's match with Osasuna.

Puerta played on the left-side of defense and midfield for Sevilla. A first-team player for three seasons, Puerta joined the club as an 8 year old. La Liga plans to hold a minute silence before every match next weekend.


Sevilla midfielder Puerta dies [Guardian Unlimited]


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