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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 SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC (1-0), played on 3 October in Italy

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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine SSC Napoli €34,000 for the setting off of fireworks and for the blocking of stairways.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Manchester United FC and Valencia CF (0-0), played on 2 October in England

Charges against Manchester United FC
- Late team arrival - Art. 41 (2) of the Competition Regulations
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Manchester United FC €5,000 for the late arrival of the team;
- to fine Manchester United FC €10,000 for the late kick-off;
- to warn the Manchester United FC coach José Mourinho for the late kick-off.

Charges against Valencia CF
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR
- Kit infringement - Art 29 of the UEFA Kit Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Valencia CF €1,000 for the setting off of fireworks;
- to warn Valencia CF for the kit infringement and for the late kick-off;
- to warn the Valencia CF coach Marcelino García Toral for the late kick-off.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Real Madrid CF (1-0), played on 2 October in Russia

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine PFC CSKA Moskva €12,000 for the blocking of stairways.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Viktoria Plzeň and PFC CSKA Moskva (2-2), played on 19 September in the Czech Republic

Charges against FC Viktoria Plzeň:
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Viktoria Plzeň €10,000 for throwing of objects.

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 FK Crvena zvezda (6-1), played on 3 October in France.

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
- Improper conduct of officials – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to appoint a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation with regard to the incidents (involving supporters) reported at the occasion of the match Paris Saint-Germain vs FK Crvena zvezda on 3 October 2018.
- to fine Paris Saint-Germain €20,000 for the late kick-off.
- to warn the Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel for the late kick-off.

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Charges against FK Crvena zvezda

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Illicit chants – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

- to appoint an UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation with regard to the incidents (involving supporters) reported at the occasion of the match Paris Saint-Germain vs FK Crvena zvezda on 3 October 2018.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Romania and Serbia (0-0), played on 14 October in Romania.

Charges against Romania:
- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Racist behaviour (banners & chants) – Art. 14 DR
- Field invasions by supporters – Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 25 October.

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

Match: 2018/19 UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC Spartak Trnava and RSC Anderlecht, played on 20 September 2018 in Slovakia

Incidents/charges against FC Spartak Trnava:

- Racist behaviour (chants) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) - Art. 15 (4) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:

-to order FC Spartak Trnava to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors and to fine FC Spartak Trnava €60,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters.
-to fine FC Spartak Trnava €22,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and FK Crvena zvezda (6-1), played on 3 October in the France.

Charges against Paris Saint-Germain

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

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR

- Late kick-off - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

- Improper conduct of officials - Art. 11 (2) (h) DR

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR

- Illicit chants – Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 18 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC (1-0), played on 3 October in the Italy.

Charges against SSC Napoli
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) ) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- 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 18 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Manchester United FC and Valencia CF (0-0), played on 2 October in the England.

Charges against Manchester United FC
- Late team arrival - Art. 41 (2) of the Competition Regulations
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Charges against Valencia CF
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Kit infringement - Art 29 of the UEFA Kit Regulations
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 18 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Real Madrid CF (1-0), played on 2 October in the Russia.

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 18 October.

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

Match: UEFA Nations League group stage match between Czech Republic and Ukraine (1-2), played on 6 September in the Czech Republic.

Charges against Czech Republic:
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Insufficient organization (lack of stewards) - Art. 32 UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR and Art. 40 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to warn Czech Republic;
- to fine Czech Republic €13,000;
- to close the disciplinary proceedings for the following incident - Field invasions by supporters.

Charges against Ukraine:
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to fine Ukraine €35,000;
- Ukraine is ordered to contact Czech Republic within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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Match: UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Burnley FC (3-1), played on 23 August in Greece.

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

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to fine Olympiacos FC €41,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League play-off second leg match between Burnley FC and Olympiacos FC (1-1), played on 30 August in England.

Charges against Burnley FC:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision:

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

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

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Valencia CF and Juventus Football Club (0-2), played on 19 September in Spain.

Charges against Juventus Football Club:
- Cristiano Ronaldo - direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision:

The CEDB has decided to suspend the Juventus Football Club player Cristiano Ronaldo for one (1) UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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AS Roma appeal – decision

Match: UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC (4-2), played on 2 May in Italy.

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 25 September following an appeal lodged by AS Roma against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 19 July 2018 which had suspended the AS Roma official James Pallotta for three (3) months from carrying out his function during UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, starting from AS Roma’s first UEFA competition match of the 2018/2019 season. The Italian club was also fined €19,000 for setting off of fireworks, insufficient organization, and blocked stairways.

The appeal lodged by AS Roma is partially upheld. Consequently, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 19 July 2018 is amended as follows:

- to suspend the AS Roma official James Pallotta for one (1) month from carrying out his function during UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, starting from AS Roma’s first UEFA competition match of the 2018/2019 season. In particular, the official may not be in the technical area or communicate directly or indirectly with the team's players and/or technical staff during the match and may not enter the dressing room or tunnel before or during the match.

The remaining points of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body’s decision of 19 July 2018 are confirmed.

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FK Crvena zvezda appeal - decision

Match: UEFA Champions League play-off second leg match between FC Salzburg and FK Crvena zvezda (2-2), played on 29 August in Austria.

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 27 September following an appeal lodged by FK Crvena zvezda against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 7 September 2018 which had banned FK Crvena zvezda from selling tickets to its supporters for the next two (2) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The Serbian team was also fined €30,000 for acts of damages, throwing of objects, and setting off of fireworks.

The appeal lodged by FK Crvena zvezda is dismissed and the CEDB’s decision of 7 September is confirmed.

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

Match: UEFA Nations League group stage match between Italy and Poland (1-1), played on 7 September in Italy.

Charges against Poland:
- Racist behaviour (chants) - Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The CEDB has decided:

- to order the partial closure of the Polish Football Federation (PZPN) Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which PZPN would play as the host association. The PZPN shall inform at least seven (7) days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 1,000 seats;
- to order PZPN to put on display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame” and the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in the above mentioned location and will cover this section of the stadium;
- to fine Polish Football Association €2,000 for the setting off of fireworks.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Viktoria Plzeň and PFC CSKA Moskva (2-2), played on 19 September in the Czech Republic.

Charges against FC Viktoria Plzeň:
- Throwing of objects (plastic cans) – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 18 October.

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