PSG fans banned from Marseille game

Marseille-PSG is France's most heated rivalry and trouble has flared between opposing fans in previous matches.

PSG fans raise banners in the crowd ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and Paris Saint-Germain.   -  AFP

Paris Saint-German fans have been banned from Marseille's stadium and the surrounding areas for Sunday's Ligue 1 clash between the bitter rivals, local police said on Friday.

Marseille-PSG is France's most heated rivalry and trouble has flared between opposing fans in previous matches.

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"The relationship between Marseille and PSG supporters has been marked by animosity for many years," regional police said in a statement.

PSG fans are prohibited from in and around the stadium from 8:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) Sunday until 4:00 a.m. (0200 GMT) Monday, police said.

French league-leader PSG will unleash star strike duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on Marseille for the first time on Sunday night.

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