Six clubs fined by UEFA for fans’ misconduct
Paris, March 25 (IANS) La Liga giants Barcelona and five other football clubs were fined by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for their respective fans misconduct.
Barca were fined 19,000 euros ($20,534) as their fans in Camp Nou invaded the ground following a 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the return leg of Champions League last 16, which resulted in a historic comeback, reports Xinhua news agency.
Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne received a 50,000-euro ($54,037.5) fine as their fans lit fireworks in a Europa League showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford, where the Red Devils won 3-0. Russian side Rostov were also fined 16,000 euros ($17,292) for fireworks in a Europa League contest with Sparta Prague.
Napoli must pay 38,000 euros ($41,068) following their fans’ use of a laser pointer in a Champions League matchup against Real Madrid.
The remaining two fines went to Arsenal and Bayern Munich respectively, with the former suffering a 5,000-euro ($5,404) fine for fan pitch invasion, while the latter was penalised 3,000 euros ($3,242) after their fans threw objects in a Champions League match.