Arsenal’s Gabriel has sent a heartbreaking message to the victims of the plane crash in Colombia late on Monday which killed 71 of the 77 passengers on board a charter flight that was carrying players, coaches and directors of Brazilian Serie A side Chapecoense, plus many journalists. Gabriel, 26, played for Caio Junior, the head coach of Chapecoense, and his backroom staff during his time at Vitoria in Brazil. He was also good friends with two of the players who died in the crash and the Arsenal center back broke down in tears as he discussed the tragedy which has Brazil in three days of mourning, plus people all over the world in shock as they pay their respects to the team who had captured
Messi, unlike Barca, is in form, while CR7 and Real are rolling along. Nine months and one day after beating a Barcelona side that looked like it would be the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles, Real Madrid returns to Catalonia’s church of football on Saturday. The El Clasico on April 2 – a 2-1 Real victory – ended an historic run of 39 matches unbeaten for Barcelona and set into motion a series of events that denied Barca the possibility of a double-treble.
By Daniel Ramos and Fredy Builes LA PAZ/MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) - Bolivian authorities on Thursday suspended the license of a tiny charter airline whose plane crashed in Colombia this week after apparently running out of fuel, killing 71 people and wiping out a Brazilian soccer team on its way to a regional cup final. Monday night's disaster sent shock waves across the global soccer community and plunged Brazil, Latin America's largest nation, into mourning. The small Chapecoense team was traveling on a charter flight operated by airline LAMIA Bolivia to the biggest game in its history, the final of the Copa Sudamericana.