sport">The game between the two teams from Sevilla was halted on Saturday after Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordán was hit on the back of the head by a bar thrown from the crowd. That happened immediately after Nabil Fekir brought home Betis next to Sevilla. Earlier, the Argentinian Papu Gómez had put the visitors ahead.
sport">Karim Rekik had a basic place at Sevilla. The former PSV player was replaced after the 2-1 by Ivan Romero, an extra attacker. French defender Jules Koundé still hit the bar with a header, but an equalizer and extension did not come in the empty stadium Estadio Benito Villamarin, where 43,000 spectators had taken place on Saturday. The Spanish Football Association RFEF decided not to admit fans to the remainder.
Joan Jordan went to the ground.
sport">Sevilla had asked to finish the game at a later date, also because Jordán was not available now. According to Sevilla, Jordán was “drowsy” and he probably suffered a concussion. The Spaniard was allowed to return home after the medical examination and must rest for at least 24 hours. Betis argued for “logistical reasons” to resume the game immediately on Sunday. The club condemned the incident and is working with the police to find the perpetrator.
sport">Sevilla speaks on the website of a “violent and unacceptable act” by “a person who of course does not represent the Real Betis fans or the way of football in our city.”