CADIZ, Spain – Barcelona’s game in Cadiz was temporarily halted in the final minutes when a fan suffered a heart attack in the stands on Saturday.
The man was successfully treated with a defibrillator by the medical team, Cadiz said in a statement. He was taken out on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital. Cádiz said the Barcelona players also lent their defibrillators to doctors in case of need.
Cadiz goalkeeper Jerimas Ledesma helped carry medical supplies, while Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo prayed at the quiet Nuevo Mirandela stadium in southern Spain.
After a more than 10-minute break with the players on the field, the referee ordered them to go to the locker rooms during a Spanish league game with Barcelona leading 2-0. The match resumed for eight minutes after half an hour. Barcelona won 4-0.
“We hope he gets better soon,” Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez said.
Cadiz thanked the fans for their cooperation.