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Firecrackers lead to Metz v Lyon in French Ligue 1 being abandoned

Anthony Lopes
Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes was receiving treatment when a firecracker exploded near him

Saturday's Ligue 1 match at Metz was abandoned after firecrackers were thrown at Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes.

A first device was thrown from the stands after Gauthier Hein had given Metz a 28th-minute lead.

Portugal international Lopes, 26, received treatment and was lying on the ground when another firecracker exploded next to him.

After a 45-minute break in play the game was abandoned with Metz leading 1-0.

Lyon said Lopes had been taken to hospital for examination and the club's owner Jean-Michel Aulas described the incident as "very serious".

Players from both sides called for calm from the crowd after the second firecracker had landed near Lopes.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), which manages league football in France, said its disciplinary committee was reviewing the incident.

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski was involved in a similar incident last month in a World Cup qualifier in Romania.

The Bayern Munich player seemed shaken but unhurt after a firecracker exploded near him in the 3-0 win for Poland.

Anthony Lopes
Anthony Lopes was hurt by a first firecracker thrown on to the pitch
Philippe Hinschberger
Metz boss Philippe Hinschberger remonstrated with his own supporters after the incident

Line-ups

Metz

  • 1Didillon
  • 25Balliu
  • 5Milan
  • 6Falette
  • 13Signorino
  • 23PhilippsBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMathisat 73'minutes
  • 14MandjeckBooked at 76mins
  • 22LejeuneSubstituted forHeinat 67'minutes
  • 24Cohade
  • 19MolletBooked at 4mins
  • 11Nguette

Substitutes

  • 3Rivierez
  • 7Hein
  • 12Udol
  • 16Kawashima
  • 33Goudiaby
  • 34Mathis
  • 35Maziz

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 13Jallet
  • 4Mammana
  • 5DiakhabyBooked at 57mins
  • 15Morel
  • 29Tousart
  • 21GonalonsSubstituted forFerriat 85'minutes
  • 11GhezzalSubstituted forCornetat 77'minutes
  • 18Fekir
  • 28Valbuena
  • 10LacazetteSubstituted forTolissoat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 8Tolisso
  • 12Ferri
  • 14Darder
  • 20Rafael
  • 27Cornet
  • 30Gorgelin
Referee:
Ruddy Buquet

Match Stats

Home TeamMetzAway TeamLyon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home15
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Metz 0, Lyon 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Metz 0, Lyon 3.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Georges Mandjeck (Metz) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Metz 0, Lyon 3. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nabil Fekir.

Attempt missed. Boris Mathis (Metz) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Renaud Cohade with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Metz. Conceded by Anthony Lopes.

Attempt saved. Gauthier Hein (Metz) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Renaud Cohade.

Goal!

Goal! Metz 0, Lyon 2. Jordan Ferri (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Corentin Tolisso following a fast break.

Foul by Jordan Ferri (Lyon).

Boris Mathis (Metz) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Corentin Tolisso replaces Alexandre Lacazette.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Jordan Ferri replaces Maxime Gonalons.

Attempt missed. Opa Nguette (Metz) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Franck Signorino with a cross.

Attempt missed. Nabil Fekir (Lyon) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

Attempt saved. Maxwel Cornet (Lyon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

Anthony Lopes (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Opa Nguette (Metz).

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).

Florent Mollet (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Renaud Cohade (Metz) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Florent Mollet following a corner.

Corner, Metz. Conceded by Christophe Jallet.

Attempt blocked. Florent Mollet (Metz) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Maxwel Cornet (Lyon).

Georges Mandjeck (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christophe Jallet (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Nabil Fekir.

Foul by Mathieu Valbuena (Lyon).

Georges Mandjeck (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Maxwel Cornet replaces Rachid Ghezzal.

Attempt missed. Florent Mollet (Metz) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Boris Mathis with a cross.

Booking

Georges Mandjeck (Metz) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mathieu Valbuena (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Georges Mandjeck (Metz).

Attempt saved. Mathieu Valbuena (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxime Gonalons with a headed pass.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Florent Mollet.

Substitution

Substitution, Metz. Boris Mathis replaces Chris Philipps.

Offside, Lyon. Mathieu Valbuena tries a through ball, but Nabil Fekir is caught offside.

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).

Simon Falette (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lucas Tousart (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Mathieu Valbuena.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 3rd December 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Monaco16113249163336
2Nice15113127101736
3PSG16112330111935
4Guingamp167542115626
5Lyon1581628181025
6Bordeaux166642018224
7Rennes157351619-324
8Toulouse156451813522
9Saint-Étienne155731612422
10Angers165471518-319
11Montpellier164752328-519
12Marseille154651317-418
13Metz155371629-1318
14Lille165291521-617
15Dijon163762225-316
16Nancy154471219-716
17Caen164391630-1415
18Bastia163581220-814
19Nantes16349926-1713
20Lorient1633101629-1312
View full French Ligue 1 table

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