Granada v Athletic Bilbao: La Liga match abandoned after fan dies in stands – 943hare

Granada and Athletic Bilbao players walk off the pitch
Sunday’s match was abandoned after 18 minutes

Granada’s La Liga match at home against Athletic Bilbao was abandoned after a supporter died in the stands at Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium.

Sunday’s match was paused after 18 minutes with Athletic leading 1-0 through an early Inaki Williams strike.

Players from both sides left the pitch 20 minutes later with supporters also requested to leave the stadium.

La Liga then confirmed the match had been postponed and would be replayed at a later date.

Granada said in a statement the match was “suspended indefinitely after the death of a club season ticket holder” and offered their condolences to the fan’s “family and friends as well as to the entire Granada family”.

Athletic goalkeeper Unai Simon was applauded by Granada supporters after helping to inform officials of the incident in the stands.

Line-ups

Granada

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Magalhães Ribeiro Ferreira
  • 12Sánchez
  • 14Miquel
  • 28Torrente
  • 15Neva
  • 23Gumbau
  • 20Ruiz
  • 11Uzuni
  • 24Villar
  • 26Zaragoza
  • 7Boyé

Substitutes

  • 3Migueis Manafá Jancó
  • 4Rubio
  • 9Callejón
  • 10Rodríguez Díaz
  • 16Díaz
  • 17Weissman
  • 18Petrovic
  • 19Diédhiou
  • 21Melendo
  • 31López
  • 33Carreras
  • 34Tristán

Ath Bilbao

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Simón
  • 18De Marcos
  • 3Vivian
  • 4Paredes
  • 15Lekue
  • 16Ruíz de Galarreta
  • 24Prados
  • 9Williams
  • 8Sancet
  • 11Nico Williams
  • 12Guruzeta

Substitutes

  • 7Berenguer
  • 10Muniain
  • 13Agirrezabala
  • 17Berchiche
  • 19García de Albéniz
  • 20Villalibre
  • 21Herrera
  • 22García
  • 23Nolaskoain
  • 30Gómez
  • 31Jauregizar
  • 33Olabarrieta

Referee:
Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias

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