Written by Colin Millar Produced by Tifo Studios

With the help of medical staff, he was helped to his feet and able to walk gingerly from the field. Sevilla won the game 4-1 but, unbeknownst to those on the pitch, Puerta collapsed again in the dressing room. Dramatic televised footage showed him being rushed out of the stadium and into an ambulance by medics, with the media reporting that evening that he had suffered five cardio-respiratory stoppages.

He would spend 36 hours in a medically induced coma but, on 28 August 2007, at 1.30pm Spanish time, he passed away at the age of just 22.

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