The North derby had not known the fervor of Bollaert since September 11, 2010, the Lille then won 4 goals to 1. Lens had not beaten its rival Lille for 15 years, and a 4-2 victory , April 24, 2006. "The statistics are made to fall one day", launched Franck Haise, the Lensois coach, before the meeting at the microphone of Prime Video.
It promised ... And then unfortunately, football has taken a back seat.
Because even if, after a great collective movement initiated by Cheick Doucouré, Przemysław Frankowski deceived the Lille goalkeeper in the 74th minute, this is what happened at half-time and another kind of collective movement that will hold the attention and which will remain on time to mention this derby.
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The supporters' match, in a game that was logically sold out, degenerated at half-time.
Several dozen Lens fans have left the Marek (one of the stands) to invest the lawn in the direction of the Lille park.
Clashes then broke out between supporters, leading to the intervention of the stewards and the police.
CRS mobilized at the edge of the field
A crisis unit met in the wake, in connection with the refereeing body and the local authorities, and the kickoff of the second half was finally given, at 6.30 p.m., almost half a hour after the initially scheduled time. A cordon of CRS was then deployed between the stand and the sideline. Sequence to say the least disconcerting. “At the Ministry of Sports, we are struggling for the cause of the supporters: full stands, standing stands, smoke in reserved areas, travel. I also campaign to involve supporters in club governance. This start of the season will not help us. A rapid awareness of all football players, supporters in mind, is mandatory ”, wrote on Twitter shortly after the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu.
An annoyance shared by many supporters on social networks. Because these images are reminiscent of those of the fiasco experienced barely a month ago at the Allianz Arena in Nice. During the reception of Olympique de Marseille, counting for the third day of Ligue 1, clashes this time involving supporters, players and staff had broken out. Interrupted, the meeting will finally be replayed on October 27 after sanctions have been imposed (loss of a point and 3 games behind closed doors for Nice, individual suspensions on the side of Marseille).
With this victory, Racing Club de Lens temporarily moved to second place in the Ligue 1 standings. With three wins and three draws since the start of the season, the Lensois remain undefeated. Lille for its part, continues its worrying series of defeats in the league and points this Saturday to 13th place in the standings. But the consequences of this derby will be played on another ground, the more legal one of the Disciplinary Commission of the Professional Football League. With expected sanctions, officials punished, so that this sad spectacle does not happen again.