Marseille 0-0 Galatasaray: Fan violence interrupts Europa League draw


Players waiting for order to be restored in the stadium
Play was suspended in the 38th minute

Fan violence interrupted Marseille’s Europa League draw with Galatasaray with play stopped for around eight minutes at Stade Velodrome.

Flares and objects were thrown by rival fans towards the end of the first half despite them being segregated.

The match was then halted to allow the police to restore order in the stadium.

Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim, and club captains Fernando Muslera and Dimitri Payet approached fans in an attempt to calm the situation.

The game resumed with about eight minutes remaining in the first period to the sound of firecrackers still going off in the stands.

An on-field clash between the home side’s on-loan Arsenal defender William Saliba and Galatasaray forward Mbaye Diagne also saw objects thrown on to the pitch during stoppage time as both players were separated by team-mates before they received bookings.

It is not the first time this season that Marseille have been involved in an incident of this nature. Payet was hit by a bottle and threw it back into the crowd before fans stormed the pitch causing their Ligue 1 match at Nice to be abandoned.

Marseille’s opening 3-2 win at Montpellier in August was also held up when fans pelted the pitch with bottles.

Riot police were deployed to try and control the situation
Riot police were deployed to try and control the situation in the Galatasaray section of the ground
Galatasaray fans throw flares onto the pitch
Flares were thrown on to the pitch and between the rival fans
Galatasaray fans throw a chair towards Police
Galatasaray fans clash with police inside the stadium
Marseille fans
Marseille supporters gesture towards the Galatasaray fans

Line-ups

Marseille

Formation 3-3-3-1

  • 16López
  • 14Peres Petroni
  • 2SalibaBooked at 90mins
  • 3GonzálezBooked at 90mins
  • 7HaritSubstituted forDe la Fuenteat 79′minutes
  • 29Lirola
  • 22Gueye
  • 6Guendouzi
  • 17Ünder
  • 10PayetBooked at 90mins
  • 12DiengSubstituted forMilikat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ngapandouetnbu
  • 4Kamara
  • 5Balerdi
  • 8Santos da Silva
  • 9Milik
  • 11de Lima
  • 15Caleta-Car
  • 20De la Fuente
  • 21Rongier
  • 23Amavi
  • 30Mandanda

Galatasaray

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MusleraBooked at 90mins
  • 93BoeyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forYedlinat 65′minutes
  • 25Nelsson
  • 45do Nascimento Teixeira
  • 6van Aanholt
  • 22KutluSubstituted forLuyindamaat 88′minutes
  • 4Antalyali
  • 21MorutanSubstituted forKilinçat 73′minutes
  • 33Cicaldau
  • 7AktürkogluSubstituted forBabelat 88′minutes
  • 67DervisogluSubstituted forDiagneat 73′minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Yedlin
  • 5Öztürk
  • 8Babel
  • 11Ahmed Abdalla
  • 13Çipe
  • 19Bayram
  • 27Luyindama
  • 30Babacan
  • 53Yilmaz
  • 54Kilinç
  • 89Feghouli
  • 90Diagne

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