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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern München (3-0), played on 27 September in France.
  
Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:

- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Setting of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to fine Paris Saint-Germain €40,000.
- to close the disciplinary proceedings for the late kick –off infringement.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Olympique de Marseille and Konyaspor (1-0), played on 14 September in France.

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

• Setting off of fireworks – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Blocking of stairways – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to order the partial closure of the Stade Vélodrome during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Olympique de Marseille would play as the host club, and, in particular Olympique de Marseille shall close the South Stand of the Stade Vélodrome.
- to fine Olympique de Marseille €14,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between 1. FC Köln and FK Crvena zvezda (0-1), played on 28 September in Germany.
 
Charges against 1. FC Köln:

• Insufficient organisation: lack of searching - Art. 33 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to fine FC Köln €30,000.
- to warn FC Köln for the insufficient organization.

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to fine FK Crvena zvezda €15,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC BATE Borisov and Arsenal FC (2-4), played on 28 September in Belarus.

Charges against FC BATE Borisov:

• Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC BATE Borisov €5,000.

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Match: UEFA Youth League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva Youth and Liverpool FC Youth (2-1), played on 26 September in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva Youth:

• Racist behaviour (monkey chants) – Art.14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:
- to order the partial closure of the stadium during the next (1) UEFA Youth competition match in which FC Spartak Moskva Youth would play as the host team. The FC Spartak Moskva Youth shall inform at least 7 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 500 seats.
to order FC Spartak Moskva Youth to implement the following directive in the next UEFA competition match which the club shall play as the host team: to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the above mentioned location. Additionally, the banner will cover this section of the stadium.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC (1-1), played on 26 September in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

• Illicit banner and chants – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Blocking of stairways – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine FC Spartak Moskva €33,000.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Sporting Clube de Portugal and FC Barcelona (0-1), played on 27 September in Portugal.

Charges against Sporting CP:

- Field invasions by supporters – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art.15 (4) DR
- Blocking of stairways – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Sporting Clube de Portugal €31,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Everton FC and Olympique Lyonnais (1-2), played on 19 October in England.
  
Charges against Everton FC:

- Aggressions by supporters against players - Art. 16 (2) (H) of the Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Chelsea FC and AS Roma (3-3), played on 18 October in England.
  
Charges against AS Roma:

- Racist behaviour (monkey chants) - Art. 14 of the Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between APOEL FC and Borussia Dortmund (1-1), played on 17 October in Cyprus.
  
Charges against APOEL FC:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Insufficient organization - Art. 33 Safety & Security Regulations
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against Borussia Dortmund:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern München (3-0), played on 27 September in France.
  
Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:

- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Setting of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Basel 1893 and SL Benfica (5-0), played on 27 September in Switzerland.

Charges against FC Basel 1893:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine FC Basel 1893 €6,000.

Charges against SL Benfica:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- André Almeida – direct red card – Art. 15 (1) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to suspend the SL Benfica player André Almeida for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. The Portuguese club has also been fined €6,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC BATE Borisov and Arsenal FC (2-4), played on 28 September in Belarus.

Charges against FC BATE Borisov:

• Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Youth League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC (2-1), played on 26 September in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

• Racist behaviour (monkey chants) – Art.14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between 1. FC Köln and FK Crvena zvezda (0-1), played on 28 September in Germany.
 
Charges against 1. FC Köln:

• Insufficient organisation: lack of searching - Art. 33 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of DR

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Basel 1893 and SL Benfica (5-0), played on 27 September in Switzerland.
 
Charges against FC Basel 1893:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Charges against SL Benfica:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- André Almeida– direct red Card – Art. 15 (1) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 6 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Sporting CP and FC Barcelona (0-1), played on 27 September in Portugal.

Charges against Sporting CP:

- Field invasions by supporters – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art.15 (4) DR
- Blocking of stairways – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

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