FC Barcelona’s away game at FC Cadiz was interrupted in the closing stages due to a medical emergency. The game could only be resumed after a break of around 55 minutes.
With the score of 2-0 for the Catalans, the dress rehearsal three days before Barcelona’s Champions League duel at Bayern Munich was interrupted, in the end Robert Lewandowski and Co. won 4-0 (0-0). Here you can read the game in the live ticker.
Apparently, dramatic scenes took place in the stands. Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma even threw a defibrillator in the stands. The players of both teams stayed on the pitch for a total of almost 20 minutes, some players prayed and looked spellbound towards the stands before they were sent to the dressing rooms by the referee.
It was only after a break of more than 40 minutes that it became clear that the game would end after all. When a paramedic ran on the sidelines towards the dressing room, he was greeted with applause from the spectators.
Noisy ESPN it is said to have been a heart attack in a male viewer. “The fan has a pulse again and was taken away in an ambulance,” said Cadiz President Manuel Vizcaino. “It went back and forth, but in the end he was able to stabilize.”
FC Barcelona takes the lead in the table for the time being
The players finally returned to the pitch just before 9 p.m. After a short warm-up phase, the last ten minutes of the game were played. Barça scored two more goals through Ansu Fati (86′) and Ousmane Dembélé (90’+2), each after assists from Robert Lewandowski.
The world footballer and former Bayern striker scored his sixth goal of the season in the 65th minute. The Pole was only substituted on in the 57th minute. Frenkie de Jong (55th) had previously provided the lead for the guests.
With 13 points, Barça initially took the lead from Real Madrid (12). The record champions only play against Real Mallorca on Sunday (2 p.m.).
Cadiz have now lost their five opening games, conceding 13 goals. From the starting line-up of Barca in the 5-1 win over Viktoria Pilsen in the Champions League opener last Wednesday, coach Xavi only called up goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and de Jong in the starting eleven.