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Nice vs Marseille: abandoned Ligue 1 game postponed to October 27 after Nice scored points and Marseille was banned |  Football news


The match between Nice and Marseille which was abandoned last month due to crowd problems will be replayed on October 27, the French Ligue 1 announced on Monday.

It is expected to be played in a neutral location and Ligue 1 have said the location will be determined at a later date.

Nice were given a two-point penalty, one of which was suspended, following fan violence during the match which was abandoned 15 minutes from time after home supporters threw projectiles and invaded the pitch .

The French Professional League (LFP) had ordered the club to play its next home game behind closed doors, pending the results of the investigation.

The points deduction meant Nice had fallen to fifth place – one point behind Marseille in the standings, with six points in three games, but both teams won this weekend to move up to third and fourth.

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Fans threw projectiles and invaded the pitch

Pablo Fernandez, a member of the Marseille staff involved in the fight, was suspended until June while Marseille player Alvaro Gonzalez was suspended for two games.

Meanwhile, Dimitri Payet escaped with a one-game suspended sentence.

During the match, Payet was hit by a bottle and fell to the ground. He got up and threw it at the home fans, prompting a large number of Nice supporters to rush onto the pitch.

Nice vs Marseille: abandoned Ligue 1 game postponed to October 27 after Nice scored points and Marseille was banned |  Football news
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Marseille physiotherapist Pablo Fernandez was suspended until June for his role in the trouble, while defender Alvaro Gonzalez was suspended for two games.

Blows were exchanged between players and staff as security officials and riot police struggled to regain control.

Nice were leading 1-0 when the game was suspended for 90 minutes, with Marseille then refusing to return to complete the game.





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