Five supporters of Ligue 1 side Lyon have been attacked and injured ahead of their side's Champions League clash against Barcelona this evening.
The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in Lyon last month, and head into the game with every chance of pulling off an upset - given that their opponents failed to score a precious away goal in their
A number of 'Ultra' Lyon fans are believed to have made the journey to Barcelona for the game, sparking concerns over clashes between the two sets of fans.
The report claims that 'Bad Gones
The Lyon fans are well & truly settling in Barcelona. pic.twitter.com/taBeIbEHT7— Get French Football News (@GFFN) March 13, 2019
The news of supporter trouble in Barcelona comes at a time of particularly bad press for football fans: Last weekend, a Birmingham City follower ran onto the field and punched Aston Villa's Jack Grealish in the back of the head, while Manchester United's Chris Smalling was accosted by an Arsenal fan during his side's 2-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
In other news, rumours regarding the future of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé have continued to intensify,