Fans hail Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma as the ‘saviour’
‘Not all kings wear capes’: Fans praise Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma as the ‘saviour’ after heroically running down the pitch and throwing medical equipment into the stands in their 4-0 loss to Barcelona
- Barcelona were two goals clear at Cadiz when a medical emergency occurred
- The referee halted the action as medical staff tended to the spectator
- Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma ran across the pitch with medical equipment
- The fan was resuscitated and taken to hospital following the incident
Fans have taken to social media to praise Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma for his life-saving quick reactions in their 4-0 loss to Barcelona.
There were 81 minutes on the clock and Barcelona were leading 2-0 when it became clear there was a problem behind the south goal.
Players on both sides watched in concern and Cadiz goalkeeper Ledesma could be seen sprinting down the pitch with a defibrillator towards the incident.
Cadiz goalkeeper Conan Ledesma rushed onto the pitch with medical equipment
There were 81 minutes on the clock and Barcelona were leading 2-0 when it became apparent there was a problem behind the south goal
Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo and his Cadiz counterpart Fali could be seen praying as the delay continued and it became clear that the situation had not been resolved.
Ledesma gave the supporters a thumbs up behind the goal, but the lack of a positive response from the fans confirmed that there was still a major problem and an eerie silence descended on the Nuevo Mirandilla stadium in Cádiz before the two teams are finally withdrawn.
Cadiz substitute Jose Mari could then be seen sprinting down the touchline with a stretcher, before heading with a Red Cross worker towards the patient.
Ledesma threw the medical supplies towards the stricken spectator in the stands
Cadiz midfielder Jose Maria ran to the stands with a stretcher for the fan
The game was suspended for an hour and Cadiz president Manuel Vizcaino told Spanish radio the fan had been successfully resuscitated and taken to hospital.
Fans took to social media to praise Ledesma’s heroism to act quickly on the situation in the stands.
One fan posted: ‘Fair play to Cadiz keeper Ledesma who might have saved someone’s life today.’
A second tweeted: “Cádiz goalkeeper Ledesma was one of the first to realize the situation, stopped the game and acted quickly to send a medical kit to the stands for the fan who fell unconscious. Respect.
A third said: “This man here, Conan Ledesma, has won millions of hearts. He ran to the dressing room to bring a CPR kit and gave it to the fan inside the Cadiz stadium who suffered a serious health problem between games. Not all kings wear capes.
“You have my respect bro.”
More fans joined in saying: ‘Tweet thanks to Canan Ledesma for his heroic quick intervention to help the fan who collapsed while watching the game between Cadiz and Barcelona. He will go down in history as a savior.
Another said: “Cádiz goalkeeper Ledesma quickly got the defibrillator then threw in the stands to try and help the medical team, heroes.”
One simply posted: “Huge respect for Cadiz keeper Conan Ledesma. He ran to the bench to get a CPR kit and threw it to those helping the fan in the stand.Hero.
While another added: “Jeremias Ledesma provided the most important assist of the game.”
When the game resumed, Barcelona continued their 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Frenkie de Jong and Robert Lewandowski who had taken just nine minutes to score their ninth goal of the season in all competitions.
Ansu Fati also got minutes and he scored the third when the game restarted.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski had set up the third and he assisted Ousmane Dembele in injury time to make it 4-0.