Valencia fined

Valencia have been fined after a fan threw a bottle at Barcelona’s players in Saturday’s 3-2 La Liga defeat, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said yesterday.

Lionel Messi scored an added-time penalty to win the game for Barca, whose Brazil forward Neymar was hit by the bottle as the players celebrated the goal.

The RFEF condemned the behaviour of Valencia’s supporters but also criticised Barcelona’s players for provoking the crowd, drawing an angry response from the Spanish champions.

It warned Valencia that their ground could be closed if such incidents were repeated while condemning the “reproachable behaviour” shown by some Barcelona players who made “certain gestures and expressions to the public” while celebrating.

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