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La Liga: Villarreal match suspended after smoke bomb thrown

February 16, 2014 13:54 IST

Villarreal's La Liga match at home to Celta Vigo was suspended shortly before the final whistle when a smoke bomb was thrown on to the pitch on Saturday.

Tomas Pina of Villarreal reacts after a tear gas canister is thrown in the stands during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and RC Celta de Vigo at El Madrigal in Villarreal on SaturdayCelta were leading 1-0 at the Madrigal and there were about three minutes left when the smoke bomb landed near the visitors' goal and began spewing out a thick cloud of white smoke.

The players, some of whom were clearly suffering from the effects of the smoke, left the pitch and the fans quickly left the stadium, with many covering their mouths and noses.

It was not immediately clear whether the match would continue. 

Image: Tomas Pina of Villarreal reacts after a tear gas canister is thrown in the stands during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and RC Celta de Vigo at El Madrigal in Villarreal on Saturday

Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

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