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Iker Casillas Suffers Heart Attack

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is “stable and well” after suffering a heart attack in training, Porto have confirmed.

The 37-year-old suffered an acute myocardial infarction on Wednesday morning at the PortoGaia Training Center in Olival.

The session was immediately suspended as Casillas was rushed to the Hospital CUF in the city, before the club later confirmed the heart problem had been “solved”.

The 167-time capped Spain international, who turns 38 later this month, signed a new two-year contract with Porto in March and has helped the club qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the past two seasons.

Casillas has been with Porto since 2015, having spent the entirety of his career until then with Real, and he has continued to impress at the Portuguese club this season during their campaign to retain their Primeira title.

Porto are currently second in the table, two points behind Benfica with three games remaining, as well as in a cup final clash against Sporting Lisbon scheduled for May 25.

Casillas who won the Champions League three times while at the Bernabeu, became the ‘keeper with the most penalty saves in the competition when earlier this season he kept out Lokomotiv Moscow’s Manuel Fernandes during a group-stage encounter.

Tributes from across the footballing world have been pouring in wishing Casillas a speedy recovery, including those from Real Madrid and former team-mates Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale as well as current Bernabeu keeper Thibaut Courtois.

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