Jens Petter Hauge was an unused reserve for Eintracht Frankfurt and was able to see scenes of scandal from the bench as his teammates beat Royal Antwerpen 1-0 in the Europa League.
A penalty in extra time gave Gonçalo Paciencia a chance to score, but his header was knocked over the crossbar by the visiting goalkeeper.
Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp had to be helped off the pitch as an injury prevented him from finishing the match.
– This does not belong to football, said Eintracht coach Oliver Glasner.
The penalty was awarded after Dinis Almeida fouled Jesper Lindström.
– We are relieved now. It was hard work securing this win, Glasner said.
Eintracht Frankfurt are number two in their group with four points, two behind Greece’s Olympiakos, who impressed with a 3-0 away win against Fenerbahçe in the arena where Norway will play the World Cup qualifying rounds next week.
Before the game in Antwerp, it was the German fans who caused problems. According to the Belgian news agency, one of Royal Antwerp’s fan bars was robbed and vandalized.
Marseille fans are in trouble again: the game had to be stopped
Marseille’s home game against Galatasaray in the Europa League had to be stopped for seven minutes as flares were fired across the pitch and between the stands.
Referee Pawel Radzkowski decided to stop the match because there was no longer control of the situation towards the end of the first half.
The so-called Bengali candles were launched onto the pitch and Galatasaray fans could be seen firing flares that had been thrown at them for the first time by Marseille fans.
Seven minutes after the match was stopped, it was resumed. The match ended goalless.
This is not the first time that Marseille fans have gotten into trouble in the stands. In August, the South of France derby against Nice came to a halt when a massive brawl broke out after Marseille’s Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle thrown from the stands.
In the 2018/19 season, Marseille had to play a home game in the Europa League without spectators due to the behavior of the fans, and in the fall of 2019, Lyons’ team bus was attacked by Marseille fans who were throwing stones.
Bad norwegian day
In the conference league, there were many Norwegians feeling successful, but Andreas Vindheim (1-0 over Rangers) from Hauge and Sparta Prague was the only Norwegian who could enjoy a victory in the Europa League on Thursday, and not they were allowed to play. They were both sitting on the bench.
Three Norwegians were involved when Brøndby lost 3-0 away to Lyon. Sigurd Rosted played the entire match, while Henrik Heggheim was replaced after just over an hour. Tobias Børkeeiet got a short entry.
Kristoffer Zachariassen was replaced by Tokmac Nguen after an hour in which Ferencváros lost 1-3 at home to Betis.
National team player Kristian Thorstvedt was substituted in the 64th minute when Genk endured a 3-0 loss at home to Dinamo Zagreb. He had incurred a yellow card.
Without the injured Alexander Sørloth, Real Sociedad played 1-1 at home to Monaco.
West Ham lead their group with a full pot after beating Rapid Wien 2-0 with goals from Declan Rice and Said Benrahma, while Leicester are last in their group after losing 0-1 away to Legia Warsaw .
Leverkusen swept Celtic and won 4-0 in Glasgow, while Napoli lost 2-3 at home to Spartak Moscow in a match in which both teams had a player sent off.