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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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

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.

Olympique Lyonnais appeal - decision

Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between Olympique Lyonnais and PFC CSKA Moskva (2-3), played on 15 March in France.

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 20 September following an appeal lodged by Olympique Lyonnais against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 23 August 2018 which had the French club ordered to play their next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors (the second match as host behind closed doors is deferred for a probationary period of two years). Olympique Lyonnais was also fined with €100,000.

The appeal lodged by Olympique Lyonnais is dismissed and the CEDB’s decision of 23 August is confirmed.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the 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

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 27 September.

The UEFA Appeals Body has announced its decision following an appeal lodged by Olympique de Marseille against the decision of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of 19 July 2018 regarding incidents occurred in the following matches involving Olympique de Marseille:

Matches:

• Olympique de Marseille vs. RB Leipzig, 12/04/2018

• Olympique de Marseille v FC Salzburg, 26/04/2018

• FC Salzburg v Olympique de Marseille, 3/05/2018

• Olympique de Marseille v Club Atlético de Madrid, 16/05/2018

Incidents:

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

- Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR

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

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR

- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR

The UEFA Appeals Body has decided:

- to order Olympique de Marseille to play the next two (2) UEFA competition matches as host behind closed doors. The second UEFA competition match is subject to a probationary period of two (2) years. The first match to be played behind closed doors will be the next UEFA club competition match to be played at home by Olympique de Marseille (UEFA Europa League group stage match Olympique de Marseille v Eintracht Frankfurt on 20 September 2018).

- to order the partial closure of the Olympique de Marseille stadium for four (4) UEFA competition matches. Two (2) UEFA competition matches are subject to a probationary period of two years. The other two (2) matches will be the two (2) subsequent UEFA competition matches in which Olympique de Marseille would play as the host club. In particular, Olympique de Marseille shall close the stands at the northern and southern ends.

- to fine Olympique de Marseille €100,000.

- to order Olympique de Marseille to contact Olympique Lyonnais, in whose stadium the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League final was held, in order to pay for the damage caused by its supporters, this within 30 days as from the notification of the appeal decision.

 

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