The bus of the Lyon team was stuck on its arrival at the Stade Velodrome of Marseille Sunday, where the Lyonnais meet in the evening OM in an electric atmosphere, between giant tifo and record attendance.
This summit meeting of Ligue 1 attracted 65,369 spectators, according to the club that beats its previous mark of 65,148, established in 2015 against Paris SG.
A giant tifo, in three stands, was deployed before the kick-off to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the club's creation, including the portrait of its founder Rene Dufaure de Montmirail, as well as a replica of Notre-Dame- de-la-Garde.
But the match began in tension, Marseille supporters throwing paper balls on Jeff Queen-Adelaide who was going to shoot a corner, from the third minute.
Before the meeting, the strutting of the Lyon bus caused the explosion of two side windows, noted a journalist from AFP. Similar events took place in May 2019, March 2018 and September 2016, in previous OM-OL meetings.
The Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas, quoted by La Provence, exclaimed: "Never again, we have fallen into an ambush, if it continues we will not play".
The evening had yet begun in a festive atmosphere, with the colorful and festive parade of 6,000 to 7,000 OM supporters, from the roundabout of David, by the sea, to the stadium.
The already strong rivalry between the two clubs is spiced up for this edition of the "Olimpico" by the presence on the bench of Lyon Rudi Garcia, who has been the coach of OM the three previous seasons.