Hero Cadiz goalkeeper sprinted to get defib to save fans life during Barca game

Not all heroes wear capes – but some of them wear padded gloves!

Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma went from saving shots to saving the day after sprinting to get a defibrillator when a supporter collapsed in the stands during his side's 4-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday.

The match was stopped for around an hour as medics tended to the fan, who was later resuscitated following a suspected heart attack, though things could've been very different had it not been for Ledesma's quick-thinking.

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Players were seen praying on the pitch during the delay as the supporter, believed to be an elderly man, was being treated, before they were all ushered back to their dressing rooms to wait for the situation to be resolved.

Cadiz substitute Jose Mari was later seen running down the touchline with a stretcher before making his way with a Red Cross worker to the stricken supporter, who fortunately pulled through.

It's understood that the man was taken to a nearby hospital in a stable condition.

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Barcelona were 2-0 to the good when the incident happened, and added two more goals once play resumed, with Frenkie de Jong, Robert Lewandowski, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele all getting on the scoresheet.

Fati, who scored shortly after the restart, gestured towards the section of the crowd where the emergency had occurred as if to apologise. His actions were warmly received by the Cadiz supporters.

Barcelona's win sees them leapfrog Real Madrid into first place in La Liga, though they'll only remain there if Carlo Ancelotti's side fail to beat Mallorca on Sunday.


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