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Cardiff City pay tribute to Emiliano Sala - in pictures

Emotional scenes before the Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday

Cardiff City supporters paid tribute to Emiliano Sala on Saturday in emotional scenes before the Welsh club won their Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

Sala, who had just completed a deal to join the Welsh side from Nantes, was on a plane with pilot David Ibbotson that disappeared over the English Channel on January 21.

A minute's silence was observed before the game, with supporters holding up a mosaic of Sala's name, in the colours of Argentina, to honour the 28 year old.

The match day programme said in it: "Emiliano is not with us this afternoon but we are praying for him and David."

Cardiff triumphed 2-0 and after scoring the first goal Bobby Reid and teammates held aloft a T-shirt displaying Sala's face.

Manager Neil Warnock said: "I was very emotional, I was all right until the final whistle went and I went on the pitch. I can't begin to explain to you how difficult it has been."

Updated: February 3, 2019 10:22 AM

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