Marseille involved in violent Galatasaray clash that briefly halts Europa League game

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Marseille's match against Galatasary was halted for about eight minutes on Thursday due to fan violence and thrown projectiles, and just before full-time tension picked back up as on-loan defender William Saliba and forward Mbaye Diagne came face-to-face.

The scoreless Europa League draw at Stade Velodrome was overshadowed by the drama, which marked a continuation of a chaotic season for the hosts.

Earlier this year, Marseille's match against Nice was abandoned as supporters rushed the pitch to confront players.

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More crowd trouble in France

The incident is actually the third involving Marseille to be overshadowed by crowd trouble.

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In addition to that match against Nice, during Marseille's 0-0 draw with Angers at the latter's home stadium, the Stade Jean-Bouis, away fans invaded the pitch during a brawl with home supporters.

There was also recently another incident i n the derby between Lens and Lille.The two rivals went into half-time drawn at 0-0 after a tense opening 45 minutes, but were then forced to wait in order to restart the match as crowd trouble caused a temporary delay.

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