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.
The derby had been surrounded by controversy after Vinicius' dances during recent goal celebrations were criticised by a guest in a popular sports talk show who used racist language.
After beating Real Mallorca, Barcelona, at the top of the LaLiga table, are one point clear of Real Madrid, who host Osasuna on Sunday.
After Barcelona beat Real Mallorca on Saturday, Real Madrid knew they had to win to stay top but were frustrated by Osasuna.