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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Malmö FF and Chelsea FC (1-2), played on 14 February in Sweden.

Charges against Malmö FF:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Chelsea FC:
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Field invasions by supporters - 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 32 match between Celtic FC and Valencia CF (0-2), played on 14 February in Scotland.

Charges against Valencia CF:
- Player Geoffrey Kondogbia - receiving a yellow card on purpose - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 February.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the 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
 
Charges against Real Madrid CF:

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

Moreover, a disciplinary investigation has been initiated based on Article 31(3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations in connection with the statements made by Real Madrid player Sergio Ramos in the above-mentioned match. Information in respect of this investigation will be made available in due course. 

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Disciplinary proceedings have also been opened following the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Borussia Dortmund (3-0), played on 13 February in England.

Charges against Tottenham Hotspur FC:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against Borussia Dortmund:

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

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

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the 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
 
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
 
The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 28 February.
 
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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Fenerbahçe SK and Football Club Zenit (1-0), played on 12 February in Turkey.
 
Charges against Fenerbahçe SK:
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
 
Charges against Football Club Zenit:
- Setting off of fireworks - 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 28 February.

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match Vidi FC - Chelsea FC played on 13 December 2018 in Hungary

Based on the report submitted by the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector commissioned to conduct an investigation - according to Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR) - in relation to the alleged racist incidents that occurred at the afore-mentioned match, UEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been instigated against Chelsea FC in accordance with the Article 55 of the DR.

Incident (offence): Racist behaviour – Art. 14 DR

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with this case on the occasion of its next meeting on 28 February 2019.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:
 
Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Olympiacos FC and AC Milan (3-1), played on 13 December in Greece.

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

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order Olympiacos FC to play their next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two (2) years;
- to fine Olympiacos FC €90,000.
 
Charges against AC Milan
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine AC Milan €5,000.

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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 fine Paris Saint-Germain €35,000.

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 fine FK Crvena zvezda €25,000 for illicit chants;
- to close the disciplinary proceedings opened for crowd disturbances.
 
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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between AFC Ajax and FC Bayern München (3-3), played on 12 December in the Netherlands.

Charges against AFC Ajax
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Maximilian Wöber - direct red card - Art. 15 DR
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine AFC Ajax €20,000;
- to suspend the AFC Ajax player Maximilian Wöber for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.
 
Charges against FC Bayern München
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Thomas Müller - direct red card - Art. 15 DR
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine FC Bayern München €8,000;
- to suspend the FC Bayern München player Thomas Müller for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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Match: UEFA Nations League group stage match between Croatia and Spain (3-2), played on 15 November in Croatia

Charges against Croatia
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Dejan Lovren - insulting – Art. 11 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Croatia €13,000;
- to suspend the Croatian national team player Dejan Lovren for the next (1) UEFA national team competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible.
 
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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Villarreal CF and FC Spartak Moskva(2-0), played on 13 December in Spain

Charges against Villarreal CF
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Costas Jorda Jaume - direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Villarreal CF €12,000;
- to suspend the Villarreal CF player Costas Jorda Jaume for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.
 
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
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Spartak Moskva €5,000.
 
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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between PAOK FC and FC BATE Borisov (1-3), played on 13 December in Greece
Charges against PAOK FC

- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Late Kick-off – Art. 11 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
 
Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine PAOK FC €20,000;
- to warn PAOK FC and its coach, Mircea Lucescu, for the late kick-off.

Charges against FC BATE Borisov
- Sihnevich Mikalai – direct red card – Art. 15 DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the FC BATE Borisov player Sihnevich Mikalai for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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

Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between S.S. Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt (1-2), played on 13 December in Italy

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to ban Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to its away supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition match and to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €80,000. The ban from selling tickets to its away supporters is suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years.

Vidi FC - Chelsea FC: Ethics & Disciplinary Inspector appointed

According to Article 31 (4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA has today announced that it has commissioned an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation in relation to the alleged racist incidents that occurred at last week’s UEFA Europa League group stage match between Vidi FC and Chelsea FC played on 13 December in Hungary.

Information in respect to the results of this investigation will be made available by the middle of January.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the 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

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 February 2019.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between S.S. Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt (1-2), played on 13 December in Italy.

Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damages - Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 10 January 2019.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between Olympiacos FC and AC Milan (3-1), played on 13 December in Greece.

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

Charges against AC Milan
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 10 January 2019.

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

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
- Ticketing issue - Art. 19 (3) of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order AEK Athens FC to reimburse FC Bayern München the amount of €32,880 (i.e. €10 for each of the 3,288 tickets sold to away supporters) for the difference of the ticket prices between home and away supporters within 30 days of communication of this decision;
- to warn AEK Athens FC for the ticket price violation.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool FC (2-1), played on 28 November in France

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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Paris Saint-Germain €5,000.

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Match: 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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine PFC CSKA Moskva €13,000.

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Match: 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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Rangers FC €16,000.

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Match: 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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Spartak Moskva €28,000.

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Match: 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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to close the disciplinary proceedings against FC Spartak Moskva and its coach, Oleg Kononov, for the late kick-off;
- to fine FC Spartak Moskva €27,000.

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

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to warn Rangers FC and its coach, Steven Gerrard, for the late kick-off.

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

Charges against Greece
- Racist behaviour – Art. 14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to order the partial closure of the Pancretion Stadium in Heraklion, Crete (i.e. Gates 4 and 5), in which the Hellenic Football Federation would play its next (1) UEFA competition match as the host association;
- to order the Hellenic Football Federation to display a banner with the wording “#EqualGame”, with the UEFA logo on it. The banner shall be displayed in and cover the above-mentioned Gates 4 and 5;
- to fine the Hellenic Football Federation €10,000.

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Match: UEFA Nations League group stage match between Armenia and Gibraltar (0-1), played on 13 October in Armenia

Charges against Armenia
- Crowd disturbances – Art 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects – Art 16 (2) DR

Decision:

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine the Football Federation of Armenia €18,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between AFC Ajax and FC Bayern München (3-3), played on 12 December in the Netherlands.

Charges against AFC Ajax
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Maximilian Wöber - direct red card - Art. 15 DR

Charges against FC Bayern München
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Thomas Müller - direct red card - Art. 15 DR

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 10 January 2019.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur FC (1-1), played on 11 December in Spain.

Charges against FC Barcelona
- 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 21 February 2019.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Olympique Lyonnais (1-1), played on 12 December in Ukraine.

Charges against FC Shakhtar Donetsk
- 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 21 February 2019.

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