Before cup success against Hoffenheim: Leipzig fan dies after collapsing at the stadium

Before the DFB Cup game between Leipzig and Hoffenheim, a fan collapses and needs emergency medical care.

Before cup success against Hoffenheim: Leipzig fan dies after collapsing at the stadium

Before the DFB Cup game between Leipzig and Hoffenheim, a fan collapses and needs emergency medical care. The mood in the stadium is gloomy, and there is an unusual silence in the stands. The day after, the Bundesliga club has to announce that the fan has died.

A day after her resuscitation, the person who collapsed at the entrance to the stadium of Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig before the Saxon round of 16 died in a hospital. The club announced. The people of Leipzig did not provide any further information on the circumstances, but expressed "our condolences and sympathy" to "relatives and friends" of the deceased: "This news makes us very sad." The club also offered to support the family.

The fan collapsed at the entrance to the Leipzig Arena before the defending champion's cup match against TSG Hoffenheim (3-1). "A person had to be resuscitated at the entrance to the stadium before the game, was treated by an emergency doctor and taken to the hospital," Leipzig said shortly afterwards about the "medical emergency".

As a sign of solidarity with the struggling fan, the supporters of the hosts largely refrained from loud support during the course of the game. Only at the goals and at the final whistle did cheering erupt for a short time.

However, the stadium announcer announced the new scores with unusual restraint, according to "rblive.de" the lead singer of the Leipzig supporters warned the audience several times not to sing. In the early phase of the game, when the information was just spreading through the stands of the former central stadium, the hosts had scored the opening goal, which, however, was only cheered with restraint.

The team dedicated the post-game success to the fan and wished him a speedy recovery. "It was a bit of a strange game. We noticed that too. This win was for him," said goalkeeper Örjan Nyland. Goal scorer Emil Forsberg said after the final whistle that he and his teammates were "shocked" by the events.

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