On the way to Marseille’s stadium, radical fans threw objects at Lyon’s truck, and some windows were broken.
A group of ultras Olympique Marseille stoned the bus at Lyon, and his coach, the Italian Fabio Grosso, was injured before reaching the Velodrome stadium, where the two teams will play in a league match suspended due to these incidents.
On the way to the Marseille stadium, radical fans of the local club threw objects at the car. The windows of the bus were blown out, and the coach was one of the main victims. Gross He appeared through the tunnel leading to the locker room with a bloody face.
His assistant, Raffaele Longo, was injured in the eye and some of the players Lyon They were hit by the glass of the car window and by objects thrown by the followers.
Another bus that brings fans to Lyon It also receives effects from things that cause windows to break.
The tension caused, with about 600 Lyon fans present in the French Mediterranean city, led the authorities to open a crisis cell to analyze the situation and the possible suspension of the game.
In the end, its referee, François Letexier, assured that it would not be played after confirming that Lyon did not want to go to the field to face the duel, which starts at 8:45 p.m. local time and closes on the tenth day of Ligue 1.
Marseilles came to this commitment with an irregular start to the season where they accumulated three wins, three draws, and three losses, while Lyon have yet to win and have three draws and six losses to occupy the last place.
At the top of the classification of the French League, there are some surprises, with Nice as the overall leader with 22 points after the visit of the victory against Clermont, followed by Paris Saint-Germain with 21 points, thanks to Kylian Mbappé’s double, and Warren Zaire-Emery excelling in visiting Brest to stalk the lead. Monaco fell to third place (20 points) after the defeat against Lille, which is in fourth place with 18 points.
Lyon Olympic, one of the famous French clubs, chose the Italian coach Fabio Grosso, world champion in 2006, as a player to replace Laurent Blanc, dismissed for adding only one point in the first four league games. Grosso, 45, coached the Italian team Frosinone between 2021 and 2023, where he managed promotion to Serie A in June.