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Silence to honour Vilanova and Boškov

Published: Monday 28 April 2014, 12.01CET
A minute's silence will be observed ahead of this week's UEFA Champions League games in memory of coaches Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boškov, who both died in recent days.
Silence to honour Vilanova and Boškov
A minute's silence will honour Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boškov ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 28 April 2014, 12.01CET

Silence to honour Vilanova and Boškov

A minute's silence will be observed ahead of this week's UEFA Champions League games in memory of coaches Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boškov, who both died in recent days.

A minute's silence will be observed ahead of this week's UEFA Champions League semi-final deciders in tribute to Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boškov.

A short announcement will be made in the teams' native languages explaining the silence while a montage of the two coaches, who both died in recent days, will be displayed in the stadiums ahead of FC Bayern München's meeting with Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC's home encounter with Club Atlético de Madrid. Teams have been given the option of wearing black armbands for the games.

Vilanova, who died on Friday aged 45, was Josep Guardiola's assistant at FC Barcelona before taking sole command and leading the club to the 2012/13 league title. Serbian coach Boškov, who was 82 when he died on Sunday, won a domestic double with Real Madrid in 1979/80, led UC Sampdoria to their sole Serie A title in 1990/91 and guided Yugoslavia to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2000.

Last updated: 30/04/14 18.14CET

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