Barca win at Cadiz halted by fan medical emergency

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Barcelona’s La Liga game at Cadiz was halted for about 50 minutes when a fan had a medical emergency.

The visitors were leading 2-0 with fewer than 10 minutes remaining when the incident happened.

Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma ran across the pitch with a medical kit and threw it into the stands before the players were taken off.

The fan was taken to hospital by ambulance and Barca boss Xavi said: “We all agreed to stop [the game].”

He added: “This sort of thing goes beyond football, we’re talking about a human life here.

“Fortunately they managed to save him.”

There were two further goals when play resumed as Barca moved top of the table with a fourth successive league win.

Frenkie de Jong swept in the opener for Barca while Robert Lewandowski slid in the visitors’ second shortly after his introduction as a substitute.

The Poland forward has now scored nine goals in six appearances since his summer move from Bayern Munich.

Fellow substitute Ansu Fati added a third while France forward Ousmane Dembele rounded off the scoring late on.

Xavi’s side now sit a point above champions Real Madrid, who play Mallorca on Sunday.

Barcelona have scored 15 times and conceded just once since their opening-day stalemate Rayo Vallecano.

Source: BBC

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