PSG hit with stand closure over incidents against Real Madrid


PSG hit with stand closure over incidents against Real Madrid

UEFA order PSG to close Auteuil stand

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Uefa have fined Paris Saint-Germain 43,000 euros and ordered them to close the Auteuil stand at the Parc des Princes for their next European match.

Paris Saint-Germain must close the Auteuil stand for their next European match at the Parc des Princes following disciplinary sanctions announced by Uefa.

The punishment relates to PSG's 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid earlier this month that sealed a 5-2 aggregate exit from the Champions League at the last-16 stage.

A number of supporters sitting in the Auteuil lit red flares in an attempt to create an intimidating atmosphere and inspire a comeback for their side against the reigning European champions.

Ligue 1 club also fined 43,000 euros

Uefa took a dim view of those actions and have also fined PSG 43,000 euros following charges of setting off fireworks, having blocked stairways and the use of a laser pointer. Disciplinary proceedings over a charge related to a lack of body searches on fans entering the stadium have been closed.

The Auteuil will be shut for PSG's first Champions League home game next season, with Unai Emery's side closing in on the Ligue 1 title and a top-seed place in Europe's premier competition for 2018-19.

Marseille punished over crowd trouble in Bilbao

PSG's Ligue 1 counterparts Marseille have been handed a two-match ban from selling tickets to fans for away Uefa matches, with the second game suspended from a period of two years, following the violence that marred their Europa League victory at Athletic Bilbao.

Marseille were hit with Uefa charges over crowd disturbances, setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

Alongside a fine of 30,000 euros, Rudi Garcia's side will not be backed by travelling supporters when they take on RB Leipzig in next month's quarter-final.

During unrest at San Mamés, where Marseille beat Bilbao 2-1, two security guards were injured in clashes with away fans. One of the men, 57, was wounded in the neck by a sharp object but avoided serious injuries.

Additionally, from their position in the second tier of the stadium, Marseille fans lit flares and some were thrown into the section occupied by Bilbao supporters below.


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