LaLiga: Fan invades pitch at Real Mallorca's home match against Barcelona without spectators
At a Spanish league match in which spectators were banned, a man ran on to the pitch and briefly delayed Mallorca vs. Barcelona on Saturday.
Barcelona: At a Spanish league match in which spectators were banned, a man ran on to the pitch and briefly delayed Mallorca vs. Barcelona on Saturday.
Televised images showed the man walk on to the field and take a photo of himself with his mobile phone a few meters in front of Barcelona defender Jordi Alba.
It is unclear if the young man, who was wearing an Argentina football shirt, the national team led by Lionel Messi, approached other players before he was escorted off by security.
Second-half play quickly resumed at San Moix Stadium. Barcelona won 4-0.
Spectators are barred from the matches in line with health measures to reduce the risks of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.
LaLiga restarted on Thursday after a three-month hiatus.
Messi scored a double to take his LaLiga tally to 28 goals for the season, seven ahead of Karim Benzema and even more remarkable given his relatively slow start.
LaLiga: Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman to miss crucial games after two-match ban for referee 'disrespect'
Koeman will be banned from the bench for Barca's matches at Valencia on Sunday and at home to lead leaders Atletico Madrid the following weekend as the Catalan giants try to snatch the title from current champions Real Madrid.
"It's not in our hands, but if we don't make any more mistakes we will put pressure on the others," Koeman told a press conference ahead of a game against Levante on Tuesday.