The match of Matchday 8 of Ligue 2 between Metz and Guingamp was interrupted on Monday when the referee called the two teams to go to the locker room, fearing for his safety. The game finally resumed and the EAG won (3-6).
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Surrealist scenery in Saint-Symphorien. The meeting Metz – Guingamp, valid for the 8th day of Ligue 2, was interrupted for almost half an hour on Monday 12 September, when the two teams were sent back to the locker room by the referee of the match, Pierre Gaillouste, to the hour of play The referees commission found that his safety was no longer ensured during the intrusion of a fan, while the Messins had just been reduced to eight after a third red card. The match ends at 3-3, a score already acquired before the interval. Playback resumed at 10:30 pm.
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Everything went wrong in the 58th minute, when a spectator entered the field to face the referee, as confirmed by Guingamp coach Stéphane Dumont at BeIN Sports. Seconds earlier, the local club lost a third player, Danley Jean-Jacques, sidelined to a murderous tackle.
The climate was already severely tense in the first period when Kiki Kouyaté, for fault and words exchanged with the referee (30 °), then the goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja for an exit considered little controlled (45 ° + 2), were sent back to changing room field.
FC Metz, on the other hand, had started the game in an ideal way by leading 3-1 after a quarter of an hour of play, but the two penalties whistled by Mister Gaillouste in favor of the guests and the rather severe dismissal against Oukidja caused the ire of the Messin audience. Security needed to be strengthened at half-time to supervise the Moselle supporters’ kop.
The match ended without new incidents and with a great success for the EAG (3-6), thanks to three splendid goals scored after the restart of the game on long shots. Guingamp climbs to 6th place, two points clear of his victim of the evening.