Emiliano Sala remembered by Nantes fans after their 9th minute goal

Emiliano Sala remembered by Nantes fans after their 9th minute goal

- Emiliano Sala's memory still lingers in the heart of fans at Nantes

- The Ligue 1 side scored in the ninth minute in a match against Toulouse

- The body of the 22-year-old is yet to be found by special rescue team

Emiliano Sala's former club Nantes were over joyous when they scored in the ninth minute against Toulouse in another emotional tribute to the player.

Kalifa Colulibaly strike in the 2-0 victory over Toulouse was treated as a sign amid the continuous search for the Argentine's body with an emotional tweet.

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Above a large image of Sala amid a darkened stadium, Nantes said: "Obviously the score at the ninth minute, obviously."

One fan responded: "He watches over us."

Other replies included: "It's beautiful as a symbol" and "He is always with us".

The Argentine striker just signed for Premier League club Cardiff in a club-record deal worth £15 million before returning to his French side Nantes to say goodbye to his former teammates and staff.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch then sent down underwater cameras from the GEO Ocean III ship.

A spokesman said: “Tragically in video footage, one occupant is visible amid the wreckage.

"The AAIB is now considering the next steps, in consultation with the families and the police.”

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The Ligue 1 match followed an even more emotional evening when Cardiff City fans joined Nantes supporters to unveil a huge banner against Saint Etienne.

It read: "We never saw you play and never saw you score. But Emiliano our beautiful Bluebird, we will love you forever."

Sala’s face also adorned a banner before the game started, with Nantes boss Vahid Halilhodzic breaking down in tears.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Emiliano Sala's father Horacio has given up hope about his son's being alive after a body was found in the wreckage of his doomed flight.

He said it “would be a miracle” if Emiliano and Brit pilot David Ibbotson were to be found alive after the search.

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