Olympique Lyonnais: The football match in Paris was canceled after riots by fans
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Football match in Paris canceled after riots by fans

Fans lit fireworks

Fans lit fireworks

Source: AFP / BERTRAD GUAY

There were riots in the stands during the cup match between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Paris. There were fights, spectators stormed the arena. The match did not continue after a break of about 50 minutes.

IIn France, mass riots caused the cancellation of a football match with the participation of Olympique Lyonnais. The cup match between second-division club FC Paris and the team of former Bundesliga coach Peter Boss was only stopped for about 50 minutes shortly after the start of the second half on Friday evening when the score was 1:1 and then the whistle blew. not reset.

The reason for this was a riot of fans in the stands – fireworks were lit, fights took place. Many spectators stormed the field to reach safety.

“The second half will not continue. The game is definitely over,” Lyon said on their website. The Parisians took the lead in the seventh minute through Gaetan Laura at Stade Charletti. Moussa Dembele equalized for Lyon in the 44th minute. Former world champion Jerome Boateng was not in Lyon’s squad, and former Bundesliga players Julian Bullersbeek and Xherdan Shaqiri were not on the bench.

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Leon was abandoned in the recent past. On November 21, the match between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille was canceled after Marseille player Dimitri Payet was hit in the head by throwing a full water bottle from a mass of a Lyon fan.

Similar incidents in France

Similar incidents have occurred in French football stadiums since the beginning of the season. On August 22, Payette was already the victim of a bottle throw. In the match at OGC Nice, he was hit in the back and then threw the bottle back towards the audience. This was followed by a storm of space from Nice supporters and clashes with players and moderators.

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The canceled game is compensated on neutral ground (1:1). Ness had to play a game of ghosts. A month later, fans of the North Derby between RC Lens and champions OSC Lille caused the match to be interrupted by rioting.

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