Marseille won 3-0 over beleaguered Lyon on Wednesday in a Ligue 1 match rescheduled for October after the visiting team’s bus was stoned on its approach to the Velodrome.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set up Vitinia and Panama international Amir Mourinho for first-half goals before the Gabonese striker added his side’s third on 55 minutes to seal a convincing win.
Lyon unsuccessfully appealed last month to have the game played at a neutral ground and league officials took no action against Marseille as a club because the incidents did not happen on the pitch.
No Lyon fans were allowed to attend the rearranged clash following a resurgence of football-related violence in France, the latest of which led to the death of a Nantes fan at the weekend.
The original game on October 29 was canceled just as it was due to start as then-Lyon manager Fabio Grosso was left with cuts to his face that required stitches after being hit by broken glass.
Lyon last week sacked former World Cup winner Grosso after the Italian oversaw just one win in seven games, replacing him with the club’s academy director Pierre Satz.
The seven-time French champions have lost both games under their caretaker manager and remain rooted to the foot of the table, six points adrift of safety.
“You just have to look at the standings to know we’re in danger,” said Sage, the fourth man in charge of Lyon this season.
“But I don’t think there is hope. We have a duty to work and try to collect points. But today we understand why we are at the bottom.”
Earlier on Wednesday, French league officials banned Lyon fans from attending the club’s next away game after some made Nazi salutes and shouted monkey chants at the Marseille crowd on the day of the postponed match.
Three Lyon supporters were arrested and detained in Marseille this week as part of an investigation by local authorities for “inciting racial hatred and racist insults”.
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