Watch: Lyon players clash with fans after Depay takes offence at banner


Lyon’s qualification for the Champions League knockout stages was marred by ugly scenes as players clashed with their own supporters following the 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig.

First-half penalties from Emile Forsberg and Timo Werner left Lyon trailing 2-0 at half-time, but they rallied to secure a 2-2 draw thanks to strikes from Houssem Aouar and former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay.

At the final whistle, Depay then clashed with one fan who was brandishing a banner comparing defender Marcelo to a donkey, alongside the message: “Marcelo leave the club.” This then escalated as more fans and players became involved.

Marcelo became a target of Lyon’s Ultras after a high profile mistake against Benfica earlier in the season, which led to fans confronting him at Lisbon airport.


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