Football match interrupted by incidents in the stands at Charletty Stadium in Paris as fans begin to clash at the French Cup game between FC Paris and Olympic Lyon.

At half-time, several flares were launched toward Lyon supporters, and two improvised explosive devices also exploded.
At half-time, several flares were launched toward Lyon supporters, and two improvised explosive devices also exploded. (AFP)

For the second time this season a match involving Lyon was abandoned following crowd trouble when their French Cup match at Paris FC on Friday was called off after half-time.

The tie was interrupted by incidents in the stands at the Charletty Stadium in Paris on Friday's match as the second half was about to start.

During the break, flares were thrown back and forth between home and visiting fans in one stand. Home-made fireworks also exploded.

As security staff and police streamed towards the stand, spectators fled onto the pitch, preventing the resumption of the match.

The referee and players returned to the dressing room.

Ten minutes later, the public had returned to the stand after the intervention of the police and stewards and the call for calm from the stadium announcer.

After a delay, the stadium announcer then told fans the match was being called off: "In agreement with the authorities the match will not be resumed.”

The French season has been pockmarked by incidents involving fans.

Lyon have already been ordered to play two games behind closed doors and deducted a league point after their home game on November 21 was abandoned when Marseille's Dimitri Payet was hit on the head by a bottle thrown from the crowd.

The football match with Paris FC will not resume and is definitively stopped a statement from Olympic Lyon said.

The two teams were tied at 1-1. Gaetan Laura had given the hosts an early lead before Moussa Dembele levelled a minute before half time.

Source: AFP