Two football fans injured as barrier at Ipurua Municipal Stadium collapses
Written by: Aniket Surve
Following the incident the game was briefly halted for 10 minutes.
Yesterday's La Liga game between Eibar and Sevilla came to a halt as a barrier of the away stand collapsed, with two supporters being injured. Eibar hosted Sevilla at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium, where a barrier in the away stand gave way under the pressure of celebrating Sevilla fans, according reports on Spanish television.
Following Ever Banega's penalty in the 59th minute, the Sevilla fans rushed down to celebrate the goal. The high pressure on the barrier caused it to collapse with two fans getting injured. Both of them were carried out of the venue on stretchers by medics. Following the incident, the match came to a brief halt for about 10 minutes.
The ground staff did well to get the situation under control and helped other supporters to get back to their seats safely. Sevilla won the game 1-3, thanks to a second half brace from Banega and a goal from Andre Silva.
The club later announced that all those caught up in the incident have been discharged from hospital after receiving treatment.
Sevilla boss Pablo Machin also issued a statement on those who were injured in the incident and wished them a speedy recovery. "It seems that there is not going to be any disgrace of consideration. May this victory make them recover as soon as possible. That it does not happen again, surely it is bad luck."
Sevilla sit third in La Liga with 13 points, just a point behind table-toppers Barcelona, while Eibar are in the bottom half ie 15th place with just seven points.
Published: Sun Sep 30, 2018 03:42 PM IST