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FRENCH LIGUE 1

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
18 Dijon FCO 2 3 5 9
19 Lille 1 3 5 6
20 Metz 1 0 9 3
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Investigation raises questions about Amiens stadium safety

Local investigations have raised questions about safety at Amiens' Stade de la Licorne following last month's barrier collapse that saw many Lille fans hurt.

The Ligue 1 clash on Sept. 30 was abandoned after a barrier at the front of the stand housing away supporters failed to hold back fans as they celebrated a 15th-minute goal by Lille's Fode Ballo-Toure.

There were 29 fans hurt in the incident as they fell onto the perimeter of the pitch.

Lille chief executive Marc Ingla swiftly called for checks...

 By Ian Holyman

Amiens president to pay for stadium improvements after barrier collapse

Football supporters and a steward were hospitalised following an incident in the Ligue 1 game between Amiens and Lille.

The under-pressure president of Amiens has said he will invest the necessary funds to improve his club's stadium and ensure there is no repeat of Saturday's barrier collapse.

Six people -- five Lille fans and a steward -- were hospitalised overnight after a barrier broke in the visitors' section of Amiens' Stade de la Licorne following the visitors' opening goal after just 16 minutes of Saturday's Ligue 1 game.

Amid a French Football League (LFP) probe into the incident, which left 29 people injured...

Fans injured in Amiens stadium accident released from hospital

PARIS -- All the people injured after a barrier collapsed during Lille's match at Amiens on Saturday have been released from the hospital.

Amiens hospital said that 29 people were injured in the collapse. All but six -- five Lille fans and a steward -- were able to go home overnight.

On Sunday, Lille posted on their Twitter account: "Great news! All the Lille fans who were injured during the match have left the Amiens hospital. We're thinking strongly of them!"

The French league released a statement...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Lille fans fall as security barrier in stands gives way at Amiens

Saturday's Ligue 1 game at Amiens was abandoned after a barrier in the stands collapsed, seriously injuring four supporters.

The first few rows of visiting Lille fans fell about five feet, down to the level of the pitch at the Stade de la Licorne.

Somme prefect Philippe De Mester said 25 people were injured, four of them seriously, when the barrier collapsed in Amiens, but told LCI that "their lives are not in danger."

The fans had been celebrating Lille's opening goal, scored by Fode Ballo...

 By Ian Holyman

Marcelo Bielsa: I will not resign from Lille post under any circumstances

Marcelo Bielsa has seen his Lille side struggle so far this season.

Marcelo Bielsa has said he will not resign as coach of struggling Lille.

Bielsa, appointed on a two-year deal in the summer, has seen his side pick up only five points from six games, leaving them a point above the Ligue 1 relegation zone.

The 62-year-old's attacking philosophy had been seen as an ideal fit by new owner Gerard Lopez.

Bielsa resigned his post at Marseille after one game last season and quit Lazio after just two days in summer 2016.

But asked at a news conference whether he could...