Fan violence delays Lyon-Besiktas game in Europa League

Fan violence delays Lyon-Besiktas game in Europa League

Earlier, Turkish fans had clashed with security forces in Lyon, leaving a stadium steward injured, an AFP photographer reported.

Jose Mourinho's side dominated the first half in Belgium and, after Jesse Lingard had hit the woodwork, Henrikh Mkhitaryan put the visitors ahead in the 36th minute.

Football hooligans around the world are fighting in the stands, brawling in the streets and generally causing mayhem wherever they go.

Genesio is tipped to opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation with Nabil Fekir playing as a number ten behind Alexandre Lacazette and between wide men Mathieu Valbuena and Rachid Ghezzal.

Twenty minutes later, Pinto tweeted: "Authorities at Stade de Lyon confirm @EuropaLeague match between @OL and @Besiktas can take place". Lyon waited until nearly time to score twice in two minutes.

The flashpoints come after UEFA increased police presence two days since the bomb which exploded next to Borussia Dortmund's team coach.

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Seconds later, Marcus Rashford popped up to secure the 2-1 victory over the Belgians and United's spot in the Europa League semi-finals.

Lyon were first to score in their last seven games.

"The electronic board in the stadium stadium says that the kick-off will be "in a few minutes".

Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, was among officials on the pitch attempting to restore order.

There is a return match scheduled for April 20 in Istanbul, which reportedly has a hostile reputation against visiting fans.

But Anderlecht stayed in contention and got their reward four minutes from time through a powerful headed equaliser by Leander Dendoncker.

Manchester United took an away lead through Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Armenian firing home from a tight angle after Marcus Rashford's effort was repelled.