Barcelona match halted for medical emergency as goalkeeper throws defibrillator into crowd

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Barcelona’s La Liga match with Cadiz had to be halted on Monday evening after a medical emergency in the crowd at Estadio Nuevo Marindilla. Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma frantically rushed to the area and threw a defibrillator into the stands as others rushed to provide help.

Monday night’s match-up was halted with around five minutes of normal time to play as players and staff were alerted to a medical emergency in the stands. Ledesma was one of the first players on the scene and sprinted towards the area of the stadium where the incident was unfolding. 

The Argentine then launched what many believed to be a defibrillator into the crowd in a desperate plea to remedy the situation. Players from both sides were seen praying on the pitch as staff and coaches from the bench watched on concerned. 

After a 10-minute stoppage, referee Carlos del Cerro Grande ordered both teams back to the dressing room while medical staff tended to the emergency in the stands. 

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