Good morning, everyone.
It’s not often that we get a front page story coming from a mid-table Ligue 1 match, but that’s the story today. It all started when, towards the end of the match, fans of OGC Nice struck Marseille forward Dmitri Payet with a bottle. Enraged, Payet hurled the water battle back into the crowd. From this point total chaos ensued.
Here's a look at what unfolded after fans stormed the field during the OGC Nice-Marseille match— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 22, 2021
According to the Bleacher Report, several of Marseille’s players had injury marks in their body following their confrontations with fans. The match was suspended with the score 1-0.
It’s nice to have fans back, isn’t it?
BVB and Sevilla Still Negotiating a Thomas Delaney Sale
According to Ruhr Nachrichten, Thomas Delaney’s rumored sale to Sevilla is not yet set in stone. Sevilla and BVB are reportedly still in negotiations about Delaney’s price tag. Dortmund want about €10 million, an amount much higher than Sevilla’s recent offer of €4 million (according to Marca - Kicker disputes it.)
Bayern Score in 74 Straight Matches
In other Bundesliga news, Bayern Munich scored in their 74th straight league match, a new record for the top five clubs in Europe:
Bayern becomes the first team in the history of the top 5 European leagues to score in 74 competitive games in a row, surpassing Real Madrid (73 in 2016-2017)#FCB #BayernMunich pic.twitter.com/vHGLoFxffv— abin (@abinjo38) August 23, 2021
The Daily Buzz
What’s the craziest fan-player altercation you’ve ever seen, either live or on TV? My Mom was lucky enough to witness the famous Mike Milbury incident at Madison Square Garden in 1979.