At the Granada - Athletic match a fan died. The game will be concluded on another day

Football news 10 dec 2023, 12:23
At the Granada - Athletic match a fan died. The game will be concluded on another day At the Granada - Athletic match a fan died. The game will be concluded on another day

At the 16th-round La Liga match between Granada and Athletic a tragedy occurred.

The match was halted midway through the first half due to a spectator feeling unwell in the stands. Athletic's goalkeeper, Unai Simon, noticed the incident from the pitch and signaled the head referee to stop the game. The medical team attempted emergency aid for the fan who suffered a heart attack. Unfortunately, they were unable to save the fan, and he passed away.

It's already confirmed that the match won't resume today. According to preliminary information, the game will be completed on Monday, December 11. The exact kickoff time will be announced shortly.

Granada has expressed condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased through their social media platforms.

At the time of the game's suspension, Athletic was leading. Inaki Williams scored in the 6th minute, connecting with a pass from Inigo Lekue to put the visitors ahead.

Before the match, the Bilbao-based team was in sixth place with 28 points. Athletic is contending for a European spot. On the other hand, Granada is at the opposite end of the table, fighting for survival, positioned second to last with seven points.

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