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Steaua player Kapetanos banned for four games

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body has banned FC Steaua Bucureşti's Pantelis Kapetanos for four matches and made other decisions relating to the Steaua-SSC Napoli game.

Action from the Steaua-Napoli game in Bucharest on 30 September
Action from the Steaua-Napoli game in Bucharest on 30 September ©Getty Images

FC Steaua Bucureşti forward Pantelis Kapetanos has been banned for four UEFA club competition matches following his dismissal in the Romanian club's UEFA Europa League Group K match against SSC Napoli in Bucharest on 30 September.

Kapetanos was sent off in the 31st minute of the match, which ended in a 3-3 draw, and was subsequently found guilty by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body of assault on an opposing player.

He will miss Steaua's next four UEFA Europa League group stage games – against FC Utrecht (away, 21 October and home, 4 November), Liverpool FC (home, 2 December) and Napoli (away, 15 December).

Steaua's team manager Marius Ianuli has been fined €5,000 for comments made to the match referee after the final whistle which violated the principles of conduct laid down in the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

The Bucharest side have also been fined €30,000 for the improper conduct of their supporters at the game, while Napoli received an €8,000 fine for the misconduct of their fans, who threw missiles and fireworks.

An appeal may be lodged within three days of the dispatch of the reasoned decisions.