Robert Lewandowski and the Cádiz players during the match delay


Cádiz-Barça resumed after 1 hour stopped for a medical emergency

Published:10/09/2022 - 20:42h

Updated:10/09/2022 - 21:17h

The match between Cádiz and FC Barcelona had to be suspended in the 80th minute due to an emergency in the stands. A local fan decompensated and required urgent medical assistance, to the astonishment of players and coaches

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When all seemed directed for a triumph how of the FC Barcelona in the New Mirandilla in front of the Cádiz (0-2), an unexpected event forced to stop the actions in the minute 80. A fan of the Cádiz suffered a descompensación cardiac and deserved the intervention of the paramédicos. The goalkeeper Jeremías Ledesma moved a desfibrilador to the grandstand to attend to the fanatical and, after almost 20 minutes of wait, the referee Carlos of the Big Hill agreed with the captains the course of the players to the changing room.

After the withdrawal of the players, they evacuated the sector of the south stand where the affected fan was located, who managed to be transferred by ambulance to the hospital with vital signs. In the stadium's public address system it was confirmed that the game was not suspended and that a reasonable time would be expected for its resumption. Minutes later, the medical services moved to another section of the Nuevo Mirandilla grandstand to attend to another fan with health problems.

With less than 10 minutes to play and such a complex situation, it seems difficult that the game can resume this Saturday. The players continue to wait in the changing rooms while the situation is controlled in the stands. According to medical protocol, it is necessary to stabilize patients before transfer to any medical center. Hence the prolonged delay before the alleged heart attack suffered by the fan in the stands.

Good news after uncertainty

After several minutes, the president of Cádiz, Manuel Vizcaino, confirmed that the fan recovered his pulse after being stabilized and was transferred to the nearest hospital. The players returned to the field and the resumption of the match was ratified, 1 hour after their stoppage. The news was greeted with applause by the fans still present in the stadium.

LaLiga made the resumption of the match official around 9:10 p.m. local time, with nine minutes to play. The players of both teams did a quick warm-up to get ready and avoid any injury in a game that was practically resolved since the 0-2 converted in the 65th minute by Robert Lewandowski.

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