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Seville derby continues without fans after scandal

The Andalusian Cup derby between the Spanish first division football team Real Betis and FC Sevilla has been canceled after a fan scandal. This was confirmed by the Spanish football association RFEF on Saturday evening. The reason for this was throwing a lance-like object out of the Betis spectator area.

The game will continue on Sunday (16:00 CET) at the Betis stadium, albeit without spectators. This was announced by the Spanish federation on Sunday.

Sevilla FC’s Joan Jordan was hit in the head by a plastic rod in the 39th minute. The midfielder initially fell to the ground, but was able to get up again a short time later. Just before that, Nabil Fekir’s penalty equalized Real Betis 1-1.

After a 45-minute break, the team of referees decided to abandon the game. “The RFEF condemns all acts of violence on the pitch,” wrote the Spanish Football Federation in a statement.

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