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14 Apr 2017

Europa League: Lyon defeats Besiktas in a crowd troubled match

2016-17 UEFA Europa League - Quarterfinals first leg!

Olympique Lyonnais came from behind to register a 2-1 victory over Besiktas in Europa League quarterfinals.

After the kick-off was delayed by 45-minutes due to crowd trouble, Ryan Babel scored in the 15th minute to give Besiktas an early lead.

Lyon's Corentin Tolisso and Jeremy Morel scored a goal each in the 83rd and 84th minute to lead in the first leg.

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2016-17 UEFA Europa League - Quarterfinals first leg!

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UEFA Europa League reaches quarter-final stage

The UEFA Europa League reached its quarter-final stage, with eight teams remaining to fight for the title.

In the quarter-finals, Manchester United(England) are to meet Anderlecht(Belgium), Genk(Belgium) will face Celta Vigo(Spain), Schalke 04(Germany) will up against AFC Ajax(Netherlands) and Beşiktaş(Turkey) is drawn against Lyon(France).

The first leg of the quarter-finals was played on 13 April, while the second leg is scheduled on 20th.

14 Apr 2017

Europa League: Lyon defeats Besiktas in a crowd troubled match

Olympique Lyonnais came from behind to register a 2-1 victory over Besiktas in Europa League quarterfinals.

After the kick-off was delayed by 45-minutes due to crowd trouble, Ryan Babel scored in the 15th minute to give Besiktas an early lead.

Lyon's Corentin Tolisso and Jeremy Morel scored a goal each in the 83rd and 84th minute to lead in the first leg.

What triggered the crowd to go on the fields?

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What triggered the crowd to go on the fields?

Lyon supporters were forced to take refuge on the pitch to avoid the projectiles and fireworks coming from the upper stands, which comprised of the away fans.

The authorities had already categorized the fixture as a 'high risk' and had stationed about 500 police officers, more than double the usual number.

With fans on the pitch, the players left the field before the game.

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