The official website for European football

AEK-Sevilla match postponed

Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 0.54CET
The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg between AEK Athens FC and Sevilla FC has been postponed following the death of Antonio Puerta.
 

UEFA.com features

Ten claims to fame: Rapid Wien
  • Ten claims to fame: Rapid Wien
  • Ten claims to fame: Lazio
  • Watch: When Club Brugge fell to Liverpool at Wembley
  • Best Player, reporters' view: Lionel Messi
  • Best Player, reporters' view: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Best Player, reporters' view: Luis Suárez
  • Sporting-CSKA Moskva: watch their 2005 final
  • What Arturo Vidal can bring to Bayern
  • Emotional Jevtić relishes Lech's Basel tie
  • Drogba joins Champions League winners in MLS
1 of 10
 
Published: Wednesday 29 August 2007, 0.54CET

AEK-Sevilla match postponed

The UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg between AEK Athens FC and Sevilla FC has been postponed following the death of Antonio Puerta.

Following the tragic news of the death of Sevilla FC player Antonio Puerta this afternoon, UEFA has confirmed the postponement of tonight's UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second-leg match between AEK Athens FC and Sevilla FC. The tie has been rescheduled for next Monday, 3 September, kick-off 21.45 local time in Athens.

Sympathy and condolences
"UEFA and the entire football family extend their sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of Antonio Puerta, Sevilla FC and the Spanish Football Federation," said European football's governing body in a statement. "Today's event comes in a week that has plunged Greece into mourning for the tragic loss of many human lives in forest fires.

Flexibility and understanding
"In addition, UEFA would like to extend its thanks to the Spanish and Hellenic Football Federations, the two clubs and the two leagues for their flexibility and understanding in allowing the rescheduling of the match."

Last updated: 16/08/11 12.20CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=576048.html#aek+sevilla+match+postponed

  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.