LIVE – Nice-Cologne in the Europa League Conference: the injured fan is no longer in “absolute emergency” after his fall in the stadium

The doors of Allianz Riviera are open again

The doors of the Allianz Rivera are finally reopening. They had been closed at the time of the scuffles inside the stadium. There was no movement of crowds to report despite the impatience of some people who arrived around 6 p.m.

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The German fan who fell is no longer in absolute emergency

There are nine injured, including at least one German fan who was injured by a stab wound. The balance is provisional. A German fan fell from a stand. It is no longer absolutely urgent. He is aware.

Reinforcement for the security forces

While the access gates to the Allianz Riviera remain closed, according to BFM Côte d’Azur reports, reinforcements from the security forces have arrived at the stadium.

The players are warming up

The Nice and Cologne players are on the pitch for the traditional pre-match warm-up.

Seven fans injured, two of them serious

The sad provisional balance of the incidents is seven fans injured, two of them in serious condition. A German fan who fell from five meters is in “absolute emergency”.

Start at 7:40 p.m.

The match will take place. The kick-off that was going to be given at 6:45 p.m. will be given at 7:40 p.m. At the slightest incident, the meeting will stop.

Police report being ‘overwhelmed’ in Nice

Therefore, violent clashes broke out just before the European Cup match in Nice. The police and municipal forces mobilized since this morning have been forced to use tear gas to disperse the crowd. Except, based on comments to RMC Sport from several field cops present at the security system set up outside, they report that they were completely “overwhelmed” just before the meeting. For them, the device was “not substantial enough” for a match “advertised as tense” for several days. The CRS were forced to intervene inside the sports arena.


A Cologne fan in “absolute emergency”

The Cologne fan who fell from 5 meters at the Allianz Riviera is in “absolute emergency”, announces the prefecture.

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Meeting with UEFA and the prefect, kick-off postponed. UEFA presses to keep the match

The Prefect of the Maritime Alps will speak with UEFA and the leaders of the two clubs about the holding of the meeting. The decision made will be joint. The German fans who came en masse during the day have consumed a significant amount of alcohol in recent hours in the center of the city. Kick-off has already been postponed. The gates of the stadium were closed.

According to our information, UEFA is pressing to hold the meeting. But the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes and the OGCN do not want it.

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Dante and Héctor try to ease tensions with fans

Nice defender Dante and Cologne midfielder Jonas Hector talk to some fans in an attempt to ease tensions.

Kickoff in jeopardy

According to our information, the meeting should be postponed due to the serious incidents currently taking place at the Allianz Riviera.

Serious incidents at the Allianz Riviera, a fan falls from a stand

Clashes broke out at the Allianz Riviera. German partisans attempted to join the Niçois in fighting. A supporter fell from a bleacher and appears seriously affected. He is currently compatible. Security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

More information here.

The anger of the mayor of Nice for the behavior of the Colonia supporters

Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice: “I regret the discourteous and scandalous behavior of the Colonia supporters and the lack of respect for the city that welcomes them in a generous and fraternal way. We will send the invoices related to the damage and cleaning of public spaces to the Cologne club”.

Please note that the tag on the OGC Nice store has already been removed.

“Who says that the Germans are disciplined?” denounces the deputy mayor

The deputy mayor of Nice published a message on social networks about the degradations carried out by supporters of Cologne in the city.

“Who says that the Germans are disciplined? Once again, the cleaning services of the city of Nice will intervene to clean and I want to reassure the OGC Nice supporters, we are proceeding without delay to clean the labels in the Gym shop” . writes Pierre-Paul Léonelli.

Traffic interrupted on the Promenade des Anglais for supporters to pass

Traffic was interrupted on the Promenade des Anglais to allow the procession of Colonia supporters to pass.


The degraded OGC Nice store

Images circulating on social networks show the OGC Nice store, in the center of the city, destroyed. It seems that this deterioration is due to the Cologne fans, present in large numbers for the match.

Apart from the degradation of the store and the abandoned beers everywhere, not the slightest police intervention or arrest at this time.

Nice transport interrupted by the influx of supporters from Cologne

The transport network (bus and tram) is affected by the strong presence of fans in the city center.

Cologne fans put a great atmosphere in Nice

Several thousand German fans made the trip and created a great atmosphere in the Côte d’Azur city.

Before the game’

Good morning to all !

And welcome to our site to follow the live commentary on the match between OGC Nice and FC Cologne for the group stage of the Europa League Conference. It starts at 18:45!

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