Fans of French club Marseille took to the street to celebrate the Champions League final defeat of fierce rivals Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern Munich.
Known in France as Le Classique, the rivalry between PSG and Marseille is the country’s fiercest and the duo are the nation’s two most successful and most supported teams.
So fierce is the rivalry that PSG shirts and banners were banned in Marseille ahead of Sunday’s final.
Both PSG and Marseille are the only teams from France to have won European titles.
However, Marseille is the only club in France that have won the Champions League back in 1993.
While PSG’s continental trophy is the now defunct European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1996.
That is a fact Marseille has always been happy to laud over PSG and that trend continued following the Paris outfit’s loss to Bayern Munich.
In Marseille, fans let off fireworks at a street party to celebrate PSG’s loss while star player Dimitri Payet joined in to mock their rival.
Payet tweeted out a video of a PSG shirt which seemed to have a star above its crest — something reserved for teams that have won the Champions League.
However, it was a Marseille jersey, with Payet pulling the PSG kit down to reveal his club’s crest.
Meanwhile, riots broke out in Paris following PSG’s loss, with cars lit on fire and supporters launching flares and fireworks at police officers after being targeted with tear gas canisters.
Despite the French capital city currently being considered a coronavirus “red zone”, fans gathered outside PSG’s home ground, Parce de Princes and tensions between police and supporters began before the Champions League final commenced.
Tensions continued to rise, with locals launching fireworks at the police.
And things got uglier after the final whistle, with cars set alight on the streets and buildings attacked on the Champs-Elysees.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.