Barcelona’s Camp Nou home could be shut for up to four games by the Spanish federation after Saturday’s contentious goalless draw against Real Madrid.

The players were taken from the pitch in the second half by referee Luis Medina Cantalejo after a hail of missiles at Luis Figo during a spell of Madrid pressure. Figo claimed later that suspending the game saved Barcelona coach Louis Van Gaal from both defeat and the danger of dismissal.

Betis have already had their stadium shut this season because of hooligan violence.

The competitions committee meets later today (Tuesday) to consider first reports from the referee, its own observer and security services.
By Keir Radnedge