A NEW photo has revealed James Rodriguez made a life-saving move for Ousmane Coulibaly after he went into cardiac arrest.
The Malian star is still in stable condition in hospital after suffered a heart attack during a match in Qatar.
The 16-shirt player played for Al Wakrah in their QNB Stars League clash with Al Rayyan.
But in the horrifying scenes, Coulibaly, 32, fell at the end of the first half.
Panicked medical staff rushed into the field and the game was temporarily halted.
After realizing the severity of the problem, the match was eventually abandoned, 1-0 to Al Rayyan at the time of Coulibaly’s collapse.
Rodriguez was playing for Al-Rayyan against Al-Wakrah and the former Everton and Real Madrid midfielder ran to assist the defender before the doctors got there.
The Colombian was captured by be in sports when he adjusted his opponent’s head to allow him to breathe before doctors arrived on the scene to continue treatment.
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A statement from the federation confirmed Coulibaly had suffered a heart attack.
It read: “During the match between Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah of the QNB Stars League on Saturday, Ousmane Coulibaly suffered a heart attack that required the intervention of paramedics and an ambulance on site,” a short notice written.
“It can be noted that the player is currently receiving the necessary care and medical attention.
“Qatar Stars League wishes the players a speedy recovery, and we would like to thank the medical staff of both teams, the medical staff and the doctors for their great efforts during such events.
“Regarding the state of the match, it was agreed to finish it and finish the rest of time then start with the score when it was stopped (1-0 in favor of Al Rayyan).”
Meanwhile, Al Wakrah and Al Rayyan players expressed their gratitude to the medical staff who saved Coulibaly’s life during the rescheduled match taking place on Monday.
They formed an honor guard and clapped the heroes onto the field before posing with both teams, who carried a shirt with the star’s name prominently on the back.
Al Rayyan won the match 3-0, in which Rodriguez scored a brace.
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