Play was stopped for more than 10 minutes at the beginning of the second half in Lyon Saturday after a water bottle hit Dimitri Payet.
The play was in the 32nd minute, with Lyon leading 2-0 after a Hatem Ben Arfa goal in the seventh minute and an Alassane Plea goal in the 13th minute. Ben Arfa got the ball at a near post and then gathered up his own rebound. Once he was on his feet, he kicked the ball high into the air before slipping to the ground in the area and was surrounded by three defenders.
Replays showed he might have been pushed around before falling to the ground.
Lyon substituted midfielders Axel Witsel and Simone Zaza as Payet left the pitch. Marseille had substituted Morgan Sanson at halftime as well.
Lyon took full advantage of the delay.
Five minutes after the stoppage, Benjamin Mendy slipped the ball to Corentin Tolisso just outside the area and Tolisso ripped a shot that was about to go in until Payet popped up and blocked it. Payet then rebounded the ball in front of the goal, which Tolisso attempted to chip past Lloris but it was stopped by the goalkeeper.
A few minutes later, Markel Bergara intercepted the ball just outside the area and then fed
Marcelinho, who managed to pull the ball back and find Payet on the top of the penalty area, but the Frenchman couldn’t get his foot on the ball to score.
Lyon capitalized on the possession shortly after when Mendy turned the ball over at the top of the area and then regained possession, this time with Zaza, and he found Striani with a pass that Striani bent into the top corner for the goal.
The goal came just moments after TV footage showed Payet’s arm flying through the air in celebration. Referee Bjorn Kuipers penalized Payet for diving to get the yellow card.