Sevilla fans had a sense of deju vu this midweek, as Partizan Belgarde midfielder Almani Moreira had everyone in the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjjuan stadium holding their breath when he fell unconscious following a clash of heads in the first half of their UEFA Cup match.
Memories of Antonio Puerta, the Sevilla defender who tragically died from a heart-attack suffered on the pitch during the opening match of last season, quickly flooded back. Thankfully, the latest reports regarding Moreira is that he is set to make a full recovery.
The incident arrived in the 3rd minute of the match, as Moreira collided with two Sevilla players while challenging for the ball, resulting with Moreira immediately falling to the ground, where he lay motionless for almost three minutes. Players from both teams instinctively went to the player’s aid, preventing Moreira from swallowing his tongue, before the medical staff swiftly arrived to carefully stretcher the midfielder off the ground and directly to hospital, where he has since regained consciousness.
See how the incident unfolded here.