OL-Hoffenheim: Why there will be safety nets at Groupama Stadium
Security strengthened this Wednesday at Groupama Stadium. Before his match against Hoffenheim, counting for the fourth day of the group stage of the Champions League (to follow on RMC Sport 1), OL set up safety nets in front of the north and south turns between the field and the teams. forums. A measure intended to prevent possible throwing of projectiles, while the club remains under the threat of UEFA. On October 2, against Lyon's Chakthior Donetsk (2-2), Lyon had served an in-camera match because of incidents in their eighth-final match of the Europa League against CSKA Moscow (2-3) on 15 March . Before this meeting, a hundred people had thrown projectiles on police officers of the anti-crime squad, responsible for securing the edge of Groupama Stadium.
55,000 supporters expected
Sanctioned for a closed session, OL remains under the influence of another European meeting to dispute in camera suspended and therefore intends to take the maximum precaution, while 55,000 people are expected in the stands against Hoffenheim. The appeal of Jean-Michel Aulas on social networks has obviously worked. In a message posted Tuesday on Twitter, the Lyon president asked Lyon fans to "surprise the players" by coming to the stadium. "Exceed 50,000 spectators," he said, while the club has put up for sale for 10 euros for children and students. Nearly 1,000 places are still available. Hoffenheim fans should be around 1,600. They will arrive mostly in coaches.
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"The club wishes to sensitize the spectators of the Groupama Stadium on the strict respect of the rules and to protect itself from any attempt of throwing of projectiles which could be heavily sanctioned by the European authority." Olympique Lyonnais also reminds that individual sanctions could be applied by the club against anyone who does not respect the rules of the stadium, as may have been the case recently, "the club said in a statement, calling its supporters to" massive support in respect of the rules. " Before this 4th day, OL are in second place in their group with 5 points, behind Manchester City (6 points), but ahead of Hoffenheim (2 points) and Chakthior (2 points).