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Tragedy Strikes: La Liga Match Abandoned After Fan's Death

 Tragedy Strikes: La Liga Match Abandoned After Fan's Death

Granada's Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium.
Supporters leave as the match is being suspended due to a medical issue in the tribunes, during the Spanish league football match between Granada FC and Athletic Club Bilbao at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada on December 10, 2023.(Image-Getty) 

Granada were playing at home against Athletic Bilbao. The referee stopped the La Liga match after 18 minutes. The decision came after a spectator fell ill in the gallery of Granada's Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium. Sunday's match could not be restarted. The Granada supporter died in the gallery. Bilbao were leading 1-0 before the match was abandoned.

Medical attention is needed—the play stops after this call is heard from the gallery. Bilbao goalkeeper Unai Simeon informed the officials that the spectator was sick. The audience applauded Simone.

The players of both teams went to the dressing room after being on the field for about 20 minutes. At this time, the loud speaker announced the abandonment of the match and requested the audience to leave the stadium.

La Liga authorities later confirmed the match had been abandoned due to the 'tragic death of a supporter'. The organization said that when the match will be held again, it will be informed later.

The Granada club said in a statement that the deceased fan was a season ticket holder of their club.

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