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Marseille's clash with Galatasaray STOPPED for nine minutes in first-half as fans clash in stands

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Europa League clash between Marseille and Galatasaray STOPPED for nine minutes in first-half as fans clash in the stands with FLARES thrown at rival supporters

  • Marseille hosted Galatasaray in the Europa League on Thursday night 
  • Crowd trouble late in the first-half caused the referee to halt the match
  • Supporters threw flares among other objects at their rivals mid-game  
  • It continued a trend of violence in French grounds, but the game restarted 


The Stade Velodrome became a battleground between Marseille and Galatasaray supporters on Thursday, with scenes in the stands forcing the referee to stop play. 

The Europa League match was paused for nine minutes as flares and other flew from all sides as the visitors clashed with their hosts. 

The action was suspended from the 37th minute, when Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim and Fernando Muslera joined Dimitri Payet in attempting to cool tensions.  

Play was stopped between Marseille and Galatasaray on Thursday as their supporters fought 

The referee paused the game 37 minutes into the contest as flares were thrown at the stands

The referee paused the game 37 minutes into the contest as flares were thrown at the stands 

Other object were seen flying between the supporter groups as players pleaded with fans

Other object were seen flying between the supporter groups as players pleaded with fans 

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