A group of Deportivo La Coruna fans cheated death when the barrier caved while they celebrated their team’s last-gasp goal.
The incident happened in the dying moments of Wednesday night’s league game between third-tier Spanish sides Zamora and Deportivo after the away team went 1-0 up in the 89th minute.
The barrier gave way as excited Deportivo fans jumped up and down in front of the triumphant players who had rushed over to the area of the ground where their supporters were so they could celebrate together.
Paramedics in the ground, in the city of Zamora in western Spain near the country’s border with Portugal, rushed to attend to those who had been hurt.
One of those who fell suffered a broken ankle and another a knee injury but none were reported to be serious.
The game continued after it was confirmed there were no serious casualties, with former top-flight team Deportivo holding on for a valuable three points.
Local fire chief Moncho Trigueros said: ‘With the celebration after the Deportivo goal, the away fans have rushed forward and the barrier gave way with the avalanche of people and several have plunged to the ground.