The match between Granada and Athletic Bilbao has been abandoned after the death of a fan


Supporters leave as the match between Granada FC and Athletic Club Bilbao is suspended.© AFP

Granada’s match against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday in La Liga was abandoned after a supporter died in the stands at the Nuevo Los Carmenes stadium. The match was halted after 18 minutes with visiting Athletic leading 1-0 as the Granada fan received medical attention, with La Liga confirming the match was then abandoned “due to the sad death of a fan” in a statement.

Players from both sides left the pitch 20 minutes after play was suspended and supporters were then asked to leave the stadium following the decision to abandon the game.

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

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

Visitors Athletic led through an early Inaki Williams strike. La Liga said it would soon announce a new date and time for the match to resume.

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