MARSEILLE fans treated Tottenham to a hostile welcome at the Stade Velodrome ahead of their crunch Champions League clash.

Fans gathered in their thousands outside the stadium and began setting off flares – hours after tormenting Spurs with more pyrotechnics.

Marseille fans created a hostile atmosphere outside the Stade Velodrome

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Marseille fans created a hostile atmosphere outside the Stade VelodromeCredit: Reuters
Thousands of supporters gathered outside the ground ahead of the game

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Thousands of supporters gathered outside the ground ahead of the gameCredit: Reuters
Fans watched as several flares were set off

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Fans watched as several flares were set offCredit: @garyjacob
A win for Marseille will see them qualify from the group

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A win for Marseille will see them qualify from the group
Marseille fans let off fireworks in the middle of the night near Spurs' hotel

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Marseille fans let off fireworks in the middle of the night near Spurs’ hotel

Supporters also chanted songs in a bid to drum up a raucous atmosphere ahead of Tottenham’s arrival at the ground.

It came after a group of Marseille fans set off fireworks at 1am and 4am this morning in a bid to wake up Spurs players sleeping in their hotel.

The French side are looking for every possible advantage ahead of the game, as only a win will send them through the group.

Tottenham only need to avoid defeat to progress and a win will see them win the group.

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Marseille star Alexis Sanchez is out to stop Antonio Conte’s side and the forward could have a big role to play.

He was often a thorn in Spurs’ side during his time in England, having only lost once against them while at Arsenal.

Sanchez also scored against Tottenham in an FA Cup semi-final for Manchester United, and the Chilean is determined to get one over on his old foe.

He said: “Beating Spurs every time was a great joy. It was very special and those are memories that I hold dear to my heart.

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“Every single player has motivation to play and win. We all want to bring the victory back.

“In the dressing room, there is a lot of passion. Playing in front of the fans with their atmosphere is super important and that will drive us on.”



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