Watch: Early finish to Barcelona’s LaLiga title celebrations after Espanyol followers invade pitch

Barcelona gamers celebrating the group’s Spanish league title success on Sunday needed to go away in a rush after Espanyol followers invaded the pitch and began working towards them.

Barca gamers rejoice after the Spanish La Liga match between Espanyol and Barcelona(AP)

A big group of Espanyol supporters from the extremely part behind one of many targets jumped onto the sector and headed for the gamers who have been singing and celebrating within the heart.

Safety guards rapidly intervened to maintain gamers and the membership’s officers secure. A few of the guards confronted the followers however have been pushed again towards the tunnel. Riot police needed to stand in entrance of the tunnel’s entrance with shields to stop the followers from getting in.

The supporters threw chairs and different objects earlier than dispersing with out every other incidents.

Barcelona coach Xavi had tried to take his gamers into the locker room even earlier than the followers’ actions.

“It was a moment of celebration, euphoria, it was normal, but we were not in our home and at one point I felt that it was more respectful if we went back into the locker room,” he stated.

Espanyol apologized for the incident on the Barcelona derby on the RCDE Stadium.

“We should always condemn violence, in all aspects of life,” Espanyol coach Luis García stated. “Everything was done to try to keep this from happening but it wasn’t possible.” Barcelona received the match 4-2 to clinch its first league title since 2019 with 4 rounds remaining. The loss left Espanyol second-to-last.

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