During his team’s LaLiga victory over Cadiz on Saturday, Barcelona manager Xavi addressed the alarming scenes of a male supporter collapsing in the stands.
At the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, Xavi’s team had a 2-0 lead over Cadiz when the incident occurred in the last minutes of play.
During the spectacular event, Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma was spotted running across the field carrying a defibrillator and hurling it into the spectators.
Both teams were instructed to leave the field temporarily following a lengthy halt, however the fan was revived under medical care and transferred to the hospital.
However, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele doubled Barcelona’s advantage to give the visitors all three points as the restarted clash ended in a 4-0 win for the Catalan club.
Reacting, Xavi hoped the fan would recover, adding that health is above football.
“It was an eventful situation, we were told that he had fallen, with others claiming it was a heart attack,” Xavi said as per Mundo Deportivo.
“If something bad had happened, we would’ve suspended the game, but luckily he has come back to life and we decided to resume.
“We are talking about a person, and his health is above football, luckily, he has been revived and we hope he can recover.”