19 May 2014

Barrier collapses at La Liga game

12:45 pm on 19 May 2014

The final round of Spanish La Liga football matches has been overshadowed by the collapse of a barrier which injured 58 fans at Osasuna's El Sadar stadium in Pamplona.

10 people, including children, were taken to hospital and a further 48 suffered minor injuries when the barrier gave way under the pressure of fans surging forward after Oriol Riera had given Osasuna the lead against already-relegated Real Betis.

The match was suspended for 35 minutes whilst the area was secured and the second halves in three other matches affecting the fight against relegation were also delayed so that all four finished at the same time.

Once play got back underway Osasuna went on to win 2-1, but it wasn't enough to extend their 14-year stay in the Primera Division as Granada's 1-0 victory at Valladolid condemned both sides to the drop.

Atletico Madrid won the title with a 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Sunday.