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Lyon fans forced to flee after missiles thrown from stands ahead of Besiktas clash

Goal.com logo Goal.com 13-04-2017
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Fans were forced onto the pitch prior to Lyon's Europa League match against Besiktas after projectiles were thrown between the sets of supporters.

Kick-off in the quarter-final first leg was delayed as fans sought refuge on the pitch of Parc Olympique Lyonnais.

Lyon tweeted out a picture of the scenes with the caption: "Projectiles and Fireworks launched from the top of the stands require supporters to seek refuge on the field."

Des projectiles et des pétards lancés depuis le haut des tribunes obligent des supporters à se réfugier sur la pelouse... #OLBES pic.twitter.com/xShgpC5HRR

— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) April 13, 2017

The scenes followed earlier clashes in the city between the sets of supporters.

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