Vilanova, Boskov to Be Honoured Before Champions League Semis Return Leg
Posted by: Omaku Cephas on April 28, 2014
Uefa announces that a minute’s silence will be observed before both Champions League semi-final second legs in memory of Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boskov.
A short announcement will be made in the teams native languages,\ explaining the silence while a montage of the two coaches, who both died in recent days, will be displayed in the stadiums ahead of FC Bayern Munichs meeting with Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FCs home encounter with Club Atletico de Madrid. Teams have been given the option of wearing black armbands for the game, Uefa said in a statement.
Vilanova led Barcelona to the Spanish league title in 2012/13 after serving as coach Pep Guardiolas assistant. He died on Friday, aged 45, after contracting cancer.
Late Coach Tito Vilanova of Barcelona to Be Honoured in Champions League Semis.
Boskov, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, led Real Madrid to the Spanish double in 1980 and Sampdoria to their sole Serie A triumph in 1991. The Serbian led Yugoslavia to the quarter-finals of Euro 2000.