Liga - Real stars in Muamba and Abidal tribute

Sun, 18 Mar 21:11:00 2012

Real Madrid players paid tribute to Bolton's Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday, and Barcelona's Eric Abidal, who will have a liver transplant, ahead of their Liga match against Malaga on Sunday.

FOOTBALL Ahead of the March 18 Liga match against Malaga, Real Madrid players pay tribute to Bolton's Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday, and Barcelona's Eric Abidal, who will have a liver transplant - 0

Before the match at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Liga leaders' squad wore t-shirts saying "Get Well Soon Muamba" and "Animo Abidal".

Former England U21 midfielder Muamba, 23, collapsed during the FA Cup sixth-round match at Tottenham on Saturday evening.

He was treated on the pitch and taken to the London Chest Hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The former Arsenal and Birmingham player's heart had stopped and he is fighting for his life.

Abidal, meanwhile, confirmed he will have a liver transplant once a suitable donor is found.

The France defender recently underwent surgery to remove a tumour from his liver, quickly returning to action, but it has been decided to replace the organ.

Eurosport

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