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COPA DEL REY

Real Betis' clash with Sevilla suspended after Jordan hit by object

In 2007, Sevilla coach Juande Ramos was knocked unconscious by a bottle thrown from a Betis fan
09 January 2022, Spain, Seville: Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui gestures on the touchline during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Sevilla CF and Getafe CF at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/DAX via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa.
Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/dpa/File photo.

The Copa del Rey clash between Real Betis and Sevilla has been suspended due to crowd trouble, with Joan Jordan hit by an object from the crowd.

Alejandro Gomez opened the scoring for the visitors in the Seville derby at Estadio Benito Villamarin on Saturday but Nabil Fekir restored parity four minutes later.

While Betis' players wheeled off in celebration, Sevilla midfielder Jordan was struck by a projectile from the crowd that appeared to hit him on the head.

Physios rushed on to tend to Jordan, with referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea leading the players off the pitch after protestations from Sevilla and their head coach Julen Lopetegui.

Spanish football's governing body, RFEF, subsequently confirmed that the clash had been suspended.

Condemnation

"The RFEF condemns any act of violence on the playing fields," the federation's statement added.

The Seville derby is notorious for being one of the most heated rivalries in Spain.

In 2007, Sevilla coach Juande Ramos was knocked unconscious by a bottle thrown from a Betis fan.

Real Betis' clash with Sevilla suspended after Jordan hit by object
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