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Sevilla fans in hospital after Ipurua stand collapse

Sevilla fans in hospital after Ipurua stand collapse

14 Sevilla fans were left injured and 10 hospitalised after a crowd barrier at Eibar’s Ipurua collapsed during Saturday evening’s game.

Amid celebrations for Ever Banega’s 59th minute spot-kick, fans of the away side fell on to the pitch as a railing gave way under pressure.

The game, which ended 3-1 to Sevilla, had to be stopped for nine minutes as medics rushed to attend to those hurt in the incident.

Sevilla chairman Jose Castro and sporting director Joaquin Caparros visited the hospital where 10 of the fans had attended following the incident and found that non of them were seriously injured.

After their impressive thumping of Real Madrid in mid-week, Pablo Machin’s side went into the game at the Ipurua with a lot of confidence and it showed in their performance.

The home side did manage to keep the Andalusian side at bay during the opening 45 minutes, despite Andre Silva’s best efforts to break the deadlock.

However, within two minutes of the restart – Silva struck and continued his impressive form.

Before the hour mark, Ever Banega would get himself on the score-sheet, finishing off a superb penalty to double the visitors’ lead, and he added a third deep into the nine minutes of injury time.

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The Basque hosts did have a little to celebrate as they scored a late consolation goal through Joan Jordan, but the game was done and dusted, seeing Sevilla move just one point off league leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid.