UEFA matches to pay tribute to late Argentinian striker

            By Fatih Erel</p>  <p><br></p>  <p>ISTANBUL (AA) - A minute’s silence will be observed at all UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches this week to commemorate footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash last month. </p>  <p><br></p>  <p>&quot;All UEFA competition matches this week will observe a minute’s silence out of respect for the memory of Emiliano Sala, who tragically died in a plane crash,&quot; UEFA said in a statement on Tuesday.</p>  <p><br></p>  <p>The 28-year-old Argentinian died after the plane he was traveling in, along with pilot David Ibbotson, crashed into the English Channel on Jan. 21.</p>  <p><br></p>  <p>&quot;Clubs competing in UEFA competition matches this week will also have the option to wear black armbands in memory of Sala,&quot; UEFA said.</p>  <p><br></p>  <p>Sala played for Nantes before joining Cardiff City in the Premier League. The Argentinian striker had also played for other French clubs, including Bordeaux and SM Caen. </p>  <p><br></p>  <p>He was 28 years old at the time of his death.