Marseille's game with PSG halted as Neymar requires police protection to take corner after fans pelted him with missiles

NEYMAR required police protection to take a corner against Marseille after their fans threw missiles at him.

Fans threw empty plastic bottles and cups and other bits of rubbish – anything they could get their hands on to disrupt the Brazilian.



Luckily police were on hand with riot shields to protect Neymar, allowing him to take a corner and continue with the match.

Stewards also held up netting to prevent objects landing on the pitch.

Authorities were well aware there could be crowd trouble at Le Classique and had prepared in such a way.

Paris Saint-Germain fans were banned from attending due fears of crowd trouble.

But Marseille supporters are no angels either, with a brawl breaking out in the stands during their game against Angers last month.

Later a Marseille fan ran on the pitch in the direction of Lionel Messi but stewards prevented him from reaching the PSG star.

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The game ended 0-0 with the visitors hanging on towards the end after Achraf Hakimi was sent off in the 57th minute.

Valentin Rongier came close to opening the scoring for Marseille in the 65th minute but his downward header went just wide.

Mauricio Pochettino's side were also dealt a blow just before half-time when Marco Veratti picked up an injury that meant he was unable to continue.

But PSG remain top of the league by some distance, with 28 points from 21 games.

A point moves Marseille back to fourth spot and they have a game in hand over their rivals due to their match against Nice in August getting called off because of crowd trouble.

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