Ligue 1 Match Abandoned After Part Of The Stadium Collapses

Ligue 1 Match Abandoned After Part Of The Stadium Collapses

The Ligue 1 match between Amiens and Lille on Saturday was abandoned after a barrier in the away section appeared to collapse, causing multiple Lille fans to crash onto the pitch.

Injured spectators were evactuated from the Stade de la Licorne by the emergency services, and thankfully there were no serious injuries.

The incident occured in the 15th minute as the visiting fans celebrated Fode Ballo-Toure's scoring the opening goal. A number of fans tumbled onto the pitch when the fencing gave way and Lille players immediately went over to the distressed fans to ensure that nobody was badly hurt.


Manager Marcelo Bielsa has been under pressure in recent weeks after a string of poor results and that he has frozen out a number Lille's experienced players.

Nigeria's goalkeeper Victor Enyeama, Portugal's Euro 2016 hero Eder and France international, Rio Mavuba have all been frozen out by the eccentric Argentine.

Lille currently sit third from bottom in Ligue 1 and have not won since the opening weekend of the season, where they defeated Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes.

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James Carroll

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