BARCELONA, Spain — At a Spanish league match in which spectators were banned, a fan ran on to the pitch and briefly delayed Mallorca v Barcelona on Saturday as video of the incident has emerged.
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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 soccer 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 with goals from Arturo Vidal, Martin Braithwaite, Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi completing the comfortable win for the La Liga leaders.
Spectators are barred from the matches in line with health measures to reduce the risks of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.
La Liga restarted on Thursday after a three-month hiatus.
Below is video of the incident as the fan was led away after coming close to players in Real Mallorca v Barcelona, while Mallorca head coach Vicente Moreno tried to calm the situation down.
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