Nice docked two points as Marseille game to be replayed on neutral ground

The LFP have tonight given their verdict on the outcome of the suspended Nice-Marseille game, which had been interrupted by a pitch invasion on the part of the home side’s ultras and an ensuing mass brawl involving fans, players and members of staff.

The disciplinary commission has ruled that the match will be replayed behind closed doors, on a neutral ground. In addition, Nice have been docked two points – although one of these points is a suspended sentence.

OM defender Álvaro González has been banned for two games, while Dimitri Payet – the target of bottle-throwing from Nice fans, who sparked the pitch invasion by throwing one back – was given a suspended one-game ban. Meanwhile, Marseille physio Pablo Fernández was handed a nine-month touchline suspension for his role in the events on the pitch, lasting until June 30 2022.

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