Fans were left bloodied and bruised as vicious fighting broke out following Marseille’s loss to Atletico Madrid in the final of the Europa League competition last night. The build-up to Wednesday night’s fixture was marred by fighting in the stands as scores of supporters traded blows and set off flares ahead of kick-off.
Gangs of Marseille hooligans – who hadn’t made the trip to Lyon, where the final was being staged – then began rioting in their own city following their team’s defeat.
Dramatic pictures show riot police advancing on Marseille fans in the Vieux Port last night, after their team succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to their Spanish opposition.
Pictures appeared to show fans fighting among themselves in Marseilles as they set fire to items in the streets and shattered the windows of surrounding shops.
Meanwhile several stewards were called into action to break up the melee outside of the Groupama Stadium in Lyon after fans clashed with Atletico Madrid supporters cheering their side’s victory.