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VALENCIA

Valencia identify missile-thrower as club await sanction fate

Working with local police, Valencia were able to pinpoint the individual guilty of striking Barcelona's Neymar with a plastic bottle and have promised to ban the perpetrator.

Valencia identify missile-thrower as club await sanction fate
Alberto Iranzo DIARIO AS

Valencia have identified the individual responsible for throwing the plastic bottle that struck Neymar on the head during Barcelona’s goal celebrations on Saturday afternoon.

Valencia to ban perpetrator 

Working with the police, the club reviewed images from different television broadcasters over a number of hours until they were able to pinpoint the missile-throwing perpetrator. Valencia have confirmed that they will ban the individual involved.

Neymar clutches his head after being struck by missile

Club face sanction 

Meanwhile, the club now faces an Anti-violence Committee sanction which, according to LaLiga rules, could be economic or even result in matches at the Mestalla being temporarily staged behind closed doors.