Tuesday February 12 2019
Minute's silence for Emiliano Sala

A minute’s silence will be held at all Champions League and Europa League matches this week in memory of Emiliano Sala.

Sala had been missing since the light aircraft he was travelling on went off radar on the evening of January 21, before his body was confirmed to have been removed from the wreckage last week.

“On behalf of everyone at UEFA, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of Emiliano Sala for their loss,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.

“I am deeply saddened that his life was so cruelly taken away at such a young age and I urge supporters across the continent to pay their respects to his memory over the coming days.”

UEFA also confirmed clubs also had the option of wearing black armbands in memory of Sala.

The 28-year-old was born in Argentina but held a Italian passport and spent the majority of his professional career in France, prior to a £15m switch to Cardiff City and his tragic death.

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