Suddenly it became very quiet in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. RB Leipzig had just won the DFB Cup in the final against SC Freiburg 5-3 on penalties. The people of Leipzig interrupted their jubilant aria, and the music from the stadium speakers fell silent.

Paramedics and emergency doctors rushed to the Leipzig exchange bench, where someone had collapsed unconscious. Helpers covered the scene of the accident with tarpaulins as a privacy screen. The emergency physicians began with a cardiac massage directly on the sidelines.

Then the announcement of the stadium announcer: “Until the situation is clarified, we will suspend the ceremony. Thank you for your understanding.”

There was no sound in the stadium. More than 75,000 spectators feared for the casualty.

More to come.