Real Madrid have reacted to the death of Cardiff City striker, Emiliano Sala.

The Champions League holders on Friday released a statement through their official website after the confirmation that Sala is death.

DAILY POST had reported that a body recovered from the wreckage of a plane in the English Channel, was identified as that of Sala, according to a statement from the Dorset police on Thursday.

The plane, which was carrying the 28-year-old Argentine footballer and pilot David Ibbotson, 59, went missing from radar near Guernsey two weeks ago.

A statement on Real Madrid’s official website read: “Real Madrid C. F. are saddened by the death of footballer, Emiliano Sala.

“The club wishes to express its condolences to his family and friends and shares the pain of football fans around the world, particularly in Argentina, at this difficult time.”

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