Neymar was struck by a bottle on Saturday after Barcelona celebrated a late victory at Valencia.
Wrapping up a wild finish, Neymar was struck by a bottle on Saturday after Barcelona celebrated a late comeback victory at Valencia.
It began as Luis Suarez drew a foul in the box, setting up Lionel Messi‘s winning penalty in a dramatic final sequence. After he converted, unhappy Valencia fans threw trash on the field toward celebrating Barcelona players. Neymar was struck in the face by a bottle, ending an exciting game on a sour note.
Watch the entire series of events here, beginning with the foul and ending with the disastrous celebration.
There was more bad news for Barcelona as well, as midfielder Andres Iniesta was carted off with a leg injury mid-game.
The winning goal was Messi’s second of the day, his first coming in the 22nd minute to open the scoring. Suarez also scored to equalize 2–2 in the 62nd.