Video: Barrier collapses as fans celebrate Marek Hamsik’s goal (Villarreal v Napoli)

Posted by - February 25, 2011 - Europa League, Football videos

This is a nasty incident from last night’s Europa League clash between Villarreal and Napoli, which could have been so much worse. Napoli’s Marek Hamsik grabbed what looked like being a vital away goal in the 18th minute.

He celebrated in front of the Italian club’s fans, but as supporters stretched forward towards Hamsik a barrier collapsed and fans came tumbling down onto the pitch.

Thankfully, there were no serious injuries sustained but it was a pretty close call. Hamsik himself could have been crushed if he had been a couple of steps nearer to the fans.

To add insult to minor injury, Villarreal scored two goals and went through as the match finished 2-1 on the night and on aggregate.