Valencia have been ordered to play the remainder of their Copa del Rey quarter final against Deportivo La Coruna behind closed doors, following the abandonment of the original fixture after a linesman was hit by a missile thrown by the crowd.
The second leg of the tie at The Mestalla was abandoned after 44 minutes after a linesman, Vicente Egido, was hit and cut above the eye.
At that point Valencia were leading 1-0 thanks to a David Villa goal, with the tie level at 1-1 on aggregate.
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have now decided that the match will be restarted from the 44th minute, but have ordered Valencia to play the game behind closed doors.
“The decision to decide whether the game should be awarded (to Deportivo) or not was down to the Federation and the committee decided it should be restarted from the 44th minute behind closed doors at the Mestalla,” stated RFEF Competition Committee president Alfredo Florez.
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