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

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In the 38th minute, play was stopped

Marseille's Europa League draw against Galatasaray was disrupted by fan violence. Play was stopped at Stade Velodrome for eight minutes.

Rival fans threw objects and flares at the end of the first period, despite being separated.

The match was stopped to allow police to restore order to the stadium.

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

With eight minutes left in the first period, the game was resumed to the sound of firecrackers still being fired in the stands.

On-field fighting between William Saliba, an Arsenal forward on loan, and Mbaye Diagne, Galatasaray's forward on-loan to Galatasaray saw objects being thrown onto the pitch by both players during stoppage time. Both were then separated by their team-mates before they were given bookings.

This is not the first incident Marseille has been involved in this manner this season. Payet was struck by a bottle, and threw it back in the crowd. This caused their Ligue 1 match at Nice being abandoned.

The August opening win of Marseille at Montpellier by 3-2 was also halted when bottles were hurled at the pitch.

To control the situation at the Galatasaray area of the ground, Riot police were deployed

Flares were also thrown between rival fans and the pitch

Galatasaray supporters clash with the police in the stadium

Supporters of Marseille gesture towards Galatasaray supporters