FC ZURICH ultras halted play with a FIREWORK display during the champions’ shock Swiss Super League defeat at Lugano.
Players carried on for just a couple of seconds before the action was held up for safety reasons.
A barrage of pyrotechnics cascaded out from the away end with ten minutes left.
Runaway title winners Zurich were 2-1 down to the fourth-placed club and the score remained the same once the game resumed.
Swiss giants Zurich were attacking in the corner when fireworks erupted.
The ball soon ricocheted out for a goal-kick, making referee Sven Wolfensberger’s decision to stop proceedings easy.
Players stood with hands on hips and necks craned while it rained fireworks.
And once the show finished, it remained a cracking night for Lugano.
Georgian midfielder Akaki Gogia had put Zurich in front in just the third minute of their final league away match.
But Uruguyuan prompter Jonathan Sabbatini struck back immediately, then hit the winner on 28 minutes.
Zurich, though, will still be thrilled by their domestic season under ex-Schalke boss Andre Breitenreiter.
They clinched their 13th Swiss crown with four games to spare at the start of May, having ended up just eighth last term.
The Super League finishes on Sunday, with Zurich and Lugano both certain to stay in their positions.
Zurich – 23 points clear at the top – will host second-bottom Luzern.