Lyon-Besiktas Europa League match marred by crowd violence


Fighting between fans at the Europa League quarter final tie in France between Lyon and Turkish side Besiktas was marred by ugly scenes of violence between fans both before the game and during it, causing a delay in the match as crowds fled onto the pitch to escape the mayhem in the stands.

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Lyon's Europa League quarter-final meeting with Besiktas was delayed by 45 minutes after the throwing of projectiles and firecrackers forced fans onto the Parc OL pitch on Thursday night, reports The Telegraph.