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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC (1-3), played on 6 March in France.

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:
- Player Neymar Junior - Insulting / molesting acts against match official (statements made by the player following the above-mentioned match) - Art. 15 (1) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body with the date of the hearing yet to be confirmed.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has today announced the following decision:

Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atlético de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy

Charges against Juventus Football Club:

- Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo – Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to:

- to fine the Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo €20,000 for his improper conduct.

Following a disciplinary investigation conducted by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, in accordance with the Article 55 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Juventus Football Club and Club Atlético de Madrid, played on 12 March in Italy.

Charges against Juventus Football Club:
- Improper conduct of player Cristiano Ronaldo – Art. 11 (2) (b) and Art. 11 (2) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case at its next meeting on 21 March.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between FC Internazionale Milano and Eintracht Frankfurt (0-1), played on 14 March in Italy.
 
Charges against FC Internazionale Milano:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
 
Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
– Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
 
These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.
 
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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Villarreal CF and Football Club Zenit (2-1), played on 14 March in Spain.
 
Charges against Football Club Zenit:
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
 
These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 May.
 
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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Bayern München and Liverpool FC (1-3), played on 13 March in Germany.
 
Charges against FC Bayern München:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Kit infringement - Art. 55.01 of the UEFA Champions League Regulations & Art. 28 of the UEFA Equipment Regulations
 
These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 May.
 
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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City FC and FC Schalke 04 (7-0), played on 12 March in England.
 
Charges against FC Schalke 04:
- Act of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR
 
These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 May.

Match: Paris Saint-Germain - Manchester United FC - Disciplinary investigation initiated

A disciplinary investigation has been initiated based on Article 31(3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations in connection with the statements made by Paris Saint-Germain player Neymar Junior following the above-mentioned match.

Information in respect of this investigation will be made available in due course.

UEFA Appeals Body decision – Arsenal FC – 12 March 2019

Match: UEFA Europa Round of 32 first leg between FC BATE Borisov and Arsenal FC (1-0), played on 14 February in Belarus

Decision: The appeal lodged by Arsenal FC has been partially upheld. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 21 February 2019 is amended as follows:

- to suspend the Arsenal FC player Alexandre Lacazette for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for serious rough play.

Note: Lacazette has already served the two-match suspension following Arsenal FC's UEFA Europa League matches - Round of 32 second leg match against FC BATE Borisov, played on 21 February in England (3-0), and Round of 16 first leg match against Stade Rennais FC, played on 7 March in France (3-1).

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC (3-1), played on 7 March in France.

Charges against Stade Rennais FC:
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Real Madrid CF and AFC Ajax (1-4), played on 5 March in Spain.

Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between GNK Dinamo and SL Benfica (1-0), played on 7 March in Croatia

Charges against GNK Dinamo:
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 (DR)
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against SL Benfica:
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Internazionale Milano (0-0), played on 7 March in Germany

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:
- Head coach Adi Hütter - dismissal from the bench - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Sevilla FC and SK Slavia Praha (2-2), played on 7 March in Spain

Charges against SK Slavia Praha:
- Head coach Zdenek Houstecky - dismissal from the bench - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between FC Porto and AS Roma (3-1), played on 6 March in Portugal

Charges against FC Porto:
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Stadium & Security Regulations
- Insufficient organisation - Art. 43 (3) of UEFA Stadium & Security Regulations

Charges against AS Roma:
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 March.

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SK Sturm Graz - decision

Match: UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg match between SK Sturm Graz and AEK Larnaca FC (0-2), played on 9 August in Austria

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 5 March following an appeal lodged by SK Sturm Graz against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 22 November 2018 which had ordered SK Sturm Graz to play its next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors, one of which is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years.The Austrian team was also fined €30,000.

The appeal lodged by SK Sturm Graz is dismissed and the CEDB’s decision of 22 November is confirmed.

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The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions, from the meeting held on 28 February:

Match: UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between GNK Dinamo and FC Viktoria Plzeň (3-0), played on 21 February in Croatia

Charges against GNK Dinamo:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Head coach Nenad Bjelica - dismissal from the bench - Art. 15 (1) (a) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to fine GNK Dinamo €33,000;
- to suspend the GNK Dinamo coach Nenad Bjelica for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate. Mr. Bjelica has already served this ban during their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match against SL Benfica on 7 March in Croatia (1-0).

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Arsenal FC and Qarabağ FK (1-0), played on 13 December in England

Charges against Arsenal FC
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Arsenal FC €15,000.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Club Atlético de Madrid and Juventus (2-0), played on 20 February in Spain

Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Stadium & Security Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16(2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of head coach Diego Simeone - Art. 11(2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to fine Club Atlético de Madrid €38,000;
- to fine the Club Atlético de Madrid coach Diego Simeone €20,000 for improper conduct.

Charges against Juventus:
- Late kick-off - Art. 11(2) DR
- Improper conduct of head coach Massimiliano Allegri for the late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to:
- to fine Juventus Football Club €30,000 for the late kick-off;
- to warn the Juventus Football Club coach Massimiliano Allegri for the late kick-off.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between AFC Ajax and Real Madrid CF (1-2), played on 13 February in the Netherlands.
Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine  AFC Ajax €19,000.

Charges against Real Madrid CF:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Receiving a yellow card on purpose (player Sergio Ramos) – Art. 15 DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided:
-to fine Real Madrid CF €1,500 for setting off fireworks.
-to suspend the Real Madrid CF player Sergio Ramos for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose. The two-match suspension includes the automatic one-match suspension for the repeated cautions.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Beşiktaş JK and Malmö FF (0-1), played on 13 December 2018 in Turkey.
Charges against Beşiktaş JK:
-Assaulting another player (Ricardo Quaresma) – Art. 15 (1) (e) DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided to:
-to suspend the Beşiktaş JK player Ricardo Quaresma for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible for assaulting another player.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Vidi FC and Chelsea FC played on 13 December 2018 in Hungary
Charges against Chelsea FC:
- Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea FC.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FK Crvena zvezda and Paris Saint-Germain (1-4) played on 11 December 20199 in Serbia.
Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:
-Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
-Improper conduct of officials - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided:
-to fine Paris Saint-Germain €25,000 for the late kick-off.
-to suspend the Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate. Said suspension is deferred for a probationary period of one year.

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:
-Illicit chants - Art. 16 (2) (e) DR
-Stairways blocked - Art 38 Safety & Security Regulations
Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine FK Crvena zvezda €64,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester United FC and Paris Saint-Germain (0-2), played on 12 February in England.
Charges against Manchester United FC:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Manchester United FC €16,000.

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbance - Art. 16 (2) DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Paris Saint-Germain €41,000. The French club is ordered to contact Manchester United FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters to the segregation net and the seats.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Olympique de Marseille and S.S. Lazio (1-3) played on 25 October 2018 in France.
Charges against Olympique de Marseille:
-Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) (h) DR
Decision: The CEDB has decided to close the disciplinary proceedings against Olympique de Marseille.

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