Tribute to be paid to PuertaFriday 31 August 2007
Thoughts at tonight's UEFA Super Cup match between AC Milan and Sevilla FC in Monaco will naturally be on Antonio Puerta, the Sevilla FC midfielder who died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack playing for his club last weekend - and due tribute will be paid to the Spanish international at the Stade Louis II.
Both teams, Austrian referee Konrad Plautz and his colleagues will wear black armbands in memory of Puerta. In addition, it is planned that the players from the two teams will have Puerta's name on their shirts in addition to their own names. A minute's silence will be observed, and flags at the stadium will be flown at half-mast. UEFA, through its President Michel Platini and General Secretary David Taylor, have expressed their deepest sympathy at the club competition draw ceremonies in Monaco, with delegates standing in silence in the 22-year-old's memory.