Spain: an abandoned game in Seville
The Round of 16 in the King’s Cup between city rivals Betis Seville and Seville was cancelled. Previously, Seville football club’s Joan Jordan was hit in the head by a plastic pole thrown from the stands. Jordan came down but quickly came back. He was taken off the field, and a little later the referee sent both teams to the dressing room. The game was officially canceled after 20 minutes. The incident became evident after Betis tied 1-1 through Nabil Fakir in the 39th minute. During the break, policemen were seen in the stands in the stadium area from which the missile came.
Italy: Shevchenko no longer coach of Genoa
Serie A club Genoa have separated from coach Andriy Shevchenko. The 45-year-old was signed on November 7 last year. The former world-class Ukrainian striker failed to live up to high expectations, posting just one win in 11 competitive matches. Genoa has only 12 points after 21 games and is second after last.
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