League authorities delay decision on suspended Bordeaux match after attack on player

The LFP’s disciplinary commission has announced that, following today’s hearings, no decision will be made on the suspension of the suspended final-day Ligue 2 fixture between Bordeaux and Rodez until next week.

The match was crucial at both ends of the table – Bordeaux needing a win to keep their promotion hopes alive, and Rodez needing points to stay up – but was interrupted after only 20 minutes, as a Girondins faithful stormed onto the pitch to assault the opposition goalscorer Lucas Buades.

A statement released by the league authorities indicates that a further investigation will take regarding the attack, as well as the use of pyrotechnics by the home fans, with a final decision to come next Monday afternoon. As a result, for the time being, the match will not be counted as part of the final Ligue 2 table – meaning that, as it stands, there are no plans for a replay.

Should the final decision rule that the game does take place, the home side would need to win by a margin of five goals – as long as they are not deducted points as well – in order to go back up to Ligue 1.

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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