Europe 1 with AFP 10:38 a.m., November 09, 2023

Olympique de Marseille will finally face Olympique Lyonnais on December 6 in Marseille. The match was postponed after the Lyon club's coaches were stoned and Lyon coach Fabio Grosso was hit in the head by a projectile.

The match between Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais, postponed after the Lyon club's coaches were stoned, will take place in Marseille on December 6, the Professional Football League (LFP) announced on Thursday.

The date of the postponement of the match was already known but not the venue, which was the subject of tensions between the two clubs. This match of the 10th matchday of Ligue 1 could not be played after the injury of Lyon coach Fabio Grosso, hit in the head when a projectile shattered a window of the bus in which he was travelling.

The match will be played at the Stade Vélodrome

The LFP's competitions commission took the decision to play the match at the Velodrome stadium "following the information and guarantees provided by the Bouches-du-Rhône prefecture," it explained in a statement.

On Wednesday evening, the body's disciplinary committee, seized by its president Vincent Labrune, announced that it would not give "disciplinary action" for the stone-throwing on October 29 because the incidents had "occurred on the public road". For its part, OL announced on Thursday that it would appeal this decision, deeming it "inaudible" and considering that it indicated "unequivocally that the LFP is abdicating its responsibility".

Olympique Lyonnais justified this appeal by its desire "not to let these unacceptable events go unanswered", insisting on their "extreme seriousness".

Investigation opened after racist chants and gestures

The LFP's disciplinary commission has also opened an investigation after racist chants and gestures observed in the visitors' park of the stadium by Lyon fans. The decision is expected by November 22.