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Champions League: UEFA charges Spartak Moscow over illicit banners, fireworks from its fans in Liverpool tie

Russian champions Spartak Moscow have been charged by UEFA after fans displayed illicit banners and set off fireworks during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday.

 Champions League: UEFA charges Spartak Moscow over illicit banners, fireworks from its fans in Liverpool tie

Russian champions Spartak Moscow fans displayed illicit banners and set off fireworks during the 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday. AFP

Disciplinary proceedings also cover blocking of stairways and illicit chants at the Group E game in the Otkrytie Arena.

It is the second time this month that the club have been charged by European soccer’s governing body.

During Spartak’s 1-1 draw in their group opener at Slovenian champions NK Maribor on 14 September a flare fired from the visiting supporters’ stand almost hit German referee Deniz Aytekin.

The club were fined 60,000 euros ($70,518.00) and banned from selling tickets to supporters for their next away match in Europe, at Sevilla on November 1.

UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the latest case on 19 October.

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Updated Date: Sep 27, 2017 18:24:20 IST

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