Ivory Coast – Senegal abandoned after invasion

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A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned when fans invaded the pitch in Paris’ Charlety Stadium.

The African sides were level at 1-1 on 88 minutes when a handful of fans broke onto the pitch, with one appearing to rugby tackle Senegal’s Lamine Gassama.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane had given Senegal a second-half lead from the penalty spot but Bi Gohi Cyriac levelled three minutes later.

It is the second time in five years that a game between the two countries has been called off because of crowd disturbances.

Senegal were disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when a riot led to a play-off between the sides being abandoned.

 

~ bbc ~




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