The accident in the Conference League, in Hungary, that shook everyone in the stadium

The accident in the Conference League, in Hungary, that shook everyone in the stadium

It is shocking. The images are strong. An accident that left all the spectators dismayed. In the European Conference League match between Hungary’s Fehervar FC and Azerbaijan’s Gabala, played at the former’s stadium, the fans froze as they watched the clash between the visiting team’s right back, Ilkin Qirtimov, and the German defender of the local team Marcel Heister at 33 minutes of the first half.

In the first leg of the second qualifying round of the Conference League, at the MOL Aréna Sóstó, in Szekesfehervar, the public was paralyzed when, after the jump between the two footballers, it was noticed how Qirtimov headed the ball and then hit the Heister’s shoulder. After automatically landing on the grass and rolling over it a couple of times, he began to convulse. Desperate, a companion pounced to save his life.

The cameras of the official broadcast captured the moment in which the captain of the visiting team, Asif Mammadov, threw himself on his teammate while convulsing. It was then that the footballers began to gesture for medical assistance to enter. The footballer acted quickly to try to stop Qirtimov from swallowing his tongue. The player did not hesitate to force his teammate’s jaw in the same way that Simon Kjaer did with Christian Eriksen in the last European Championship, a maneuver that ended up being decisive in saving his life.

After receiving medical attention and being stabilized, Qirtimov left the pitch on a stretcher and was sent directly to hospital for tests. Finally, the tests confirmed that the 31-year-old Azeri player was out of danger.

Given the concern of the fans, the Azerbaijan Premier League club spoke on social networks hours later to bring peace of mind: “Ilkin Qirtimov, who was injured in yesterday’s match with Fehervar, is in good condition and returns to his home with the team.

The Eriksen case

The images of what happened in Hungary, without a doubt, refer to what happened a year and two months ago during Euro 2020, in the match between Denmark and Finland. Shortly after the start of that game, Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field of play. Amid the drama that engulfed the spectators at Parken Stadium and the millions watching on television, the medical team and his teammate Simon Kjaer intervened to save his life .

Eriksen, who at that time was playing for Inter, from Italy, returned to play a few months later at Brentford, from England, and A few days ago he signed a contract with no less than Manchester United.

Melissa Galbraith
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