Emiliano Sala was honoured in an emotional tribute last night in a French Ligue 1 game where his former club FC Nantes faced AS Saint-Étienne.

Sala is still missing after the tragic disappearance of his airplane more than a week ago, with the search continuing to find the Argentine striker who headed to join  Cardiff City in the English Premier League.

Last night saw Nantes pay an emotional tribute to their former striker, when the night's refereee halted the game in the ninth minute to remember Sala.

"Nantes' match tonight was paused in the 9th minute in tribute to Emiliano Sala. Lovely touch. 🙏❤," said Football Tweet