After the DFB Cup final, a medical emergency occurs in front of the main grandstand of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. The fire brigade confirms what was only to be expected in the anxious minutes in the stadium: In the minutes after the final whistle, it was a matter of life and death.
After RB Leipzig's victory in the DFB Cup final against SC Freiburg, a medical emergency scared football fans. A person collapsed on the sidelines of the Berlin Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening. Paramedics shielded the rescue operation with blankets from the more than 74,000 spectators in the stadium, the fans in the stadium fell silent.
The collapsed person was "successfully resuscitated", as the Berlin fire brigade announced in the online service Twitter. He was then "taken to a clinic with an emergency doctor." The person had a work card for the final. It was not a spectator, it said on Sunday from the German Football Association. Further details were not known.
After almost 20 minutes of treatment in front of the grandstand, the man was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. The stadium announcer informed spectators at the stadium that the patient was "stable" and on his way to the hospital. "We wish him a speedy recovery and say a big thank you to the rescue workers," said the spokesman. Numerous spectators had switched on their mobile phone lights and held them up. The award ceremony, which was delayed due to the rescue operation, could finally take place. After a score of 1-1 after regular time, RB Leipzig had won the DFB Cup on penalties.
The stadium emergency was reminiscent of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen. The midfielder collapsed on June 12, 2021 after a cardiac arrest during the Danish national team's game against Finland at the European Championships in England. Doctors saved his life. He now lives with an implanted defibrillator and has made his professional comeback.