The Barcelona match against Cadiz on September 10, 2022, was halted for about 50 minutes after an emergency call from a fan in the stands at the Nuevo Mirandilla, Cadiz stadium.
When the event in the stadium’s south stand came to his attention, match referee Carlos del Cerro Grande halted play.
Barcelona were already two goals up before the incident took center stage, thanks to strikes from Frenkie De Jong and Lewandowski.
Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma played the hero after he ran through the field to get the medical kit ready and threw it to the stands.
The goalkeeper had previously played for Rosario Central for eight years and was called up to the senior team of Argentina in 2020, but he didn’t play.
It was a sad moment for both players and fans who were emotional and were patiently waiting for the outcome of the incident. A picture surfaced online where Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo was lying down on the field praying for the healing of a fan.
Cadiz player Fali was also seen praying as the situation was unknown to them. Jose Mari, a substitute for Cadiz, was then spotted rushing along the sideline with a stretcher and heading toward the sufferer alongside a Red Cross volunteer.
The players were ordered back into the dressing room by the referee for 20 minutes.
The collapsed fan was taken to the hospital, and it was officially announced that he was doing fine and responding to treatment.
Additionally, a cameraman collapsed, complicating matters for the club medical staff and lengthening the amount of stoppage time.
After the incident, Barcelona continued the game and added two more goals to make it 4-0, thanks to goals from Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele. Barcelona’s defense was quite good, preventing Cadiz from scoring throughout the game.
Barcelona dominated the match with the caliber of players they possessed, restricting Cadiz to four shots and none on target.
Lewandowski ended up winning the man of the match award after an impressive performance in the second half where he scored a goal and created two assists for Dembele and Fati.
Barcelona jumped to the first position on the table above their arch rivals, Real Madrid, who have a game in hand against Real Mallorca on September 11, 2022.
Real Madrid have the chance to come back to the top of the La Liga table if they defeat Real Mallorca at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, September 11.
Madrid has been tipped to win the match, so Barcelona’s stay at the top will be for a short time. At the time of publishing this report, both teams had scored a goal each.