The clasico was hot on the pitch, and unfortunately also outside. Clashes erupted outside the stadium between the police and Marseille supporters during the first 45 minutes of the first period. Tear gas bombs were thrown according to Europe 1 and RMC.
On the forecourt of the Velodrome stadium, all the protective barriers which are usually used to channel the crowd are on the ground. The police intervened on the square, including CRS. Hundreds of people reportedly tried to force entry. During the pushback maneuver, tear gas was used and a commissioner was injured by a projectile being thrown in the face requiring his transport to hospital according to RMC.
In addition on the ground, a spectator made an intrusion to “pose” with Lionel Messi without aggressiveness. But he interrupted a Parisian counter-attack which could have been decisive. He was quickly “kicked out” by security.
Smoke and anti-LFP typhus!
In the pre-match sequence, supporters of Olympique de Marseille sent a message to the Professional Football League (LFP) on Sunday before the start of the OM-PSG match, with a huge tifo “LFP MERDA” deployed at the Stade Vélodrome. The tifo, installed on the entire North Turn of the Vélodrome, was revealed when the players entered the field. On the other side of the stadium, in the South Turn, a large number of smoke bombs were ignited. OM has already been sanctioned twice this season by the LFP disciplinary committee for incidents in the stands, first after the Nice-OM match on August 22, then after the one played in Angers on September 22.
Since this match, OM is under the threat of a withdrawal of one point in the standings in the event of a repeat offense. In the first period, the match was very briefly interrupted because of a few projectiles thrown in the direction of a corner post, where the Parisian Neymar was about to strike. The stadium announcer made an announcement at the microphone, warning that the match could be stopped in the event of a repeat offense. Before the game, according to the police headquarters, a person was arrested for throwing two smoke bombs in the direction of the Paris SG bus, without reaching his target. Friday, the president of the club Pablo Longoria had launched an appeal for calm so that the match of Sunday remains “a moment of football.
Disturbing incidents as earlier in the day a brawl between Bordeaux and Nantes supporters broke out in Lorient, shortly before the L 1 match between the local team and the Girondins, leaving three injured who were hospitalized, according to police and firefighters.