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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Rangers FC and Villarreal CF (0-0), played on 29 November in Scotland.

Charges against Rangers FC
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and SK Rapid Wien (1-2), played on 29 November in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2)  of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) 
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool FC (2-1), played on 28 November in the France.

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between PFC CSKA Moskva and FC Viktoria Plzeň (1-2), played on 27 November in Russia.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Field invasions by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between AEK Athens FC and AFC Ajax (0-2), played on 27 November in Greece.
 
Charges against AEK Athens FC:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Insufficient organization - Art. 11 (1) DR
- Illicit banner - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against AFC Ajax:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
 
The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between SL Benfica and AFC Ajax (1-1), played on 7 November in Portugal.

Charges against SL Benfica
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine SL Benfica €12,000.

Charges against AFC Ajax
- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to ban AFC Ajax from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match and to fine AFC Ajax €30,000 for the crowd disturbances. The ban from selling tickets to its away supporters is suspended for a probationary period of one (1) year;

- to fine AFC Ajax €8,000 for the acts of damages. AFC Ajax is ordered to contact SL Benfica within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Manchester United FC and Juventus Football Club (0-1), played on 23 October in England.

Charges against Manchester United FC
Field invasion – Art. 16 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Manchester United FC €8,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between AEK Athens FC and FC Bayern München (0-2), played on 23 October in Greece.

Charges against AEK Athens FC
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to:

- to order the partial closure of the AEK Athens Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Greek club would play as the host club. The club is ordered to close the sector(s) where its ultra-supporters are situated and to inform UEFA at least ten (10) days before said match about the exact sector(s) to be closed. The partial stadium closure is suspended for a probationary period of one (1) year;

- to fine AEK Athens FC €64,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between PFC CSKA Moskva and AS Roma (1-2), played on 7 November in Russia.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to order the partial closure of the PFC CSKA Moskva stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which the Russian club would play as the host club, and, in particular the club shall close sectors D123 and D124. The partial stadium closure is suspended for a probationary period of one (1) year;

- to fine PFC CSKA Moskva €44,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between AS Roma and PFC CSKA Moskva (3-0), played on 23 October in Italy.

Charges against AS Roma
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine AS Roma €17,000.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine PFC CSKA Moskva €6,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Apollon Limassol FC and Eintracht Frankfurt (2-3), played on 8 November in Cyprus.

Charges against Apollon Limassol FC
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Head coach Avgousti Sofronis – Dismissal from the bench – Art. 15 (1) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to suspend the Apollon Limassol FC official Avgousti Sofronis for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate;

- to fine Apollon Limassol FC €24,000.

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €25,000.

Match: UEFA Nations League group stage match between Greece and Estonia (0-1), played on 18 November in Greece.

UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has been appointed to conduct an investigation with regard to the incidents reported at the occasion of the match between Greece and Estonia, played on 18 November 2018.

Following a disciplinary investigation by a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between AEK Athens FC and FC Bayern München (0-2), played on 23 October in Greece.

Charges against AEK Athens FC
- Ticketing issue - Art. 19 (3) of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Apollon Limassol FC and Eintracht Frankfurt (2-3), played on 8 November in Cyprus.

Charges against Apollon Limassol FC
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Head coach Avgousti Sofronis – Dismissal from the bench – Art. 15 (1) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 November.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and Rangers FC (4-3), played on 8 November in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations

Charges against Rangers FC
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 13 December.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between SL Benfica and AFC Ajax (1-1), played on 7 November in Portugal.

Charges against SL Benfica
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against AFC Ajax
- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between PFC CSKA Moskva and AS Roma (1-2), played on 7 November in Russia.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 November.

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