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Fans injured as barriers collapse at La Liga, Ligue 1 games

Supporters were injured when a barrier collapsed during the Spanish La Liga match between Eibar and Sevilla on Saturday, while fan trouble led to a similar incident when Montpellier met rival Nimes in France’s Ligue 1 on Sunday.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, railings gave way when Sevilla fans rushed forward to celebrate Ever Banega’s penalty that put the team 2-0 up at Eibar’s Ipurua Municipal Stadium.

Two fans were carried away on stretchers while another two fans were treated for minor injuries. Sevilla players celebrating in front of the fans were not hurt.

Sevilla went on to win the game 3-1, moving to within one point of Barcelona and Real Madrid in first and second, respectively, in La Liga.

Meanwhile, the first league meeting between Montpellier and Nimes since 1993 was marred by crowd trouble in the stands.

Yesterday’s (Sunday’s) clash at Montpellier’s Stade de la Mosson was halted for 20 minutes due to clashes between fans of both clubs near to the end of the game. Around 80 riot police were on the scene, armed with tear gas.

An earlier incident had occurred when Montpellier went 2-0 up in the first half. A barrier collapsed and several fans fell onto the pitch.

However, according to Goal.com, no serious injuries were reported, although two fans suffered minor injuries.

Montpellier won the game 3-0 and moved up to second in the Ligue 1 table.

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