Nice 1-0 Marseille: Visitors refuse to return after match was briefly suspended | Ligue 1 2021-22

CHRISTOPHE GALTIER of Nice talking to match officials against Marseille-Ligue 1
CHRISTOPHE GALTIER of Nice talking to match officials against Marseille-Ligue 1

OGC Nice vs Marseille match in the French Ligue 1 was halted when the home side were leading 1-0 .

Kasper Dolberg scored the only goal of the game in the 49th minute.

However, the game descended into chaos around the 76th minute when the fans stormed the pitch after a bottle was thrown at them by the Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet.

Initially, the fans attacked the Frenchman with a bottle and the midfielder responded furiously by throwing it back at them.

According to reports, the fans and the Marseille players entered into an altercation and multiple players including the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Luan Peres were pictured with strangle marks on their necks.

Meanwhile, the stewards struggled to hold back the fans who invaded the pitch.

A furious Jorge Sampaoli had to be restrained as well by his staff and players as the incident unfolded.

The match had to be suspended around the 76th minute but Nice did come back onto the pitch to complete the game once the situation calmed down.

However, the Marseille players did not return for the remainder of the game and according to the French league rules Nice are set to be awarded a 3-0 victory.

As per the latest reports, Marseille are set to contend the decision later and they will demand that the outcome of the match is reversed.

We need to set precedents for French football. The referee was with us, he confirmed that to us, that safety was not assured. His decision was to abandon the match, but the LFP decided to restart the match. It is not acceptable for us.

𝗣𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗼 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮, Marseille President