Champions League: UEFA fines Liverpool, Manchester City for misconduct by fans during matches

  • Liverpool and Manchester City have both been fined by UEFA for incidents in recent Champions League matches.

  • European champions Liverpool were fined 10,000 euros for field invasion by spectators during their game at home to Red Bull Salzburg.

  • UEFA has banned Ajax and Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to fans for games in London next month as punishment for disorder.

London: Liverpool and Manchester City have both been fined by UEFA for incidents in recent Champions League matches.

 Champions League: UEFA fines Liverpool, Manchester City for misconduct by fans during matches

File image of Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in action during a Champions League match. AFP

European champions Liverpool were fined 10,000 euros ($11,000) for "field invasion by spectators" after a couple of fans ran onto the pitch both during and at the end of their game at home to Red Bull Salzburg.

City have been ordered to pay 15,750 euros (£13,500) for the throwing of objects by their fans in the home match against Dinamo Zagreb earlier this month.

Scottish champions Celtic have also been fined 12,000 euros after their fans set off fireworks in the Europa League encounter with Cluj earlier this month.

This is the second such fine Celtic have received this season after they were punished for fans setting off flares and throwing objects during the 4-1 Europa League play-off second leg win over AIK in Stockholm in August.

Ajax, Eintracht punished

UEFA has also banned Ajax and Eintracht Frankfurt from selling tickets to fans for games in London next month as punishment for disorder.

UEFA's disciplinary panel punished Ajax on Thursday for crowd disturbances and damage to the stadium in a 3-0 Champions League win at Valencia this month.

That means there won't be an away section for Ajax at its next away game, at Chelsea on 5 November.

In a similar case, Eintracht is banned from selling tickets to Europa League games at Standard Liege on 7 November and Arsenal on 28 November.

Both clubs had suspended punishments after incidents last season activated for the repeat offenses.

Ajax was fined 68,000 euros ($75,500) for various charges and ordered to compensate Valencia. UEFA also put Ajax on probation for another year.

Eintracht must compensate Vitoria Guimaraes for damage in Portugal on 3 October.

Dinamo Zagreb were also threatened with a future ticket sales ban. UEFA put the club on one year of probation after fans caused disruption and damage at Manchester City in the Champions League this month.

Dinamo were fined 20,000 euros ($20,250) and told to compensate City. The English champions were fined 15,750 euros ($15,950) for a charge of fans throwing objects.

Other clubs fined by the UEFA disciplinary panel Thursday, included Borussia Dortmund (29,875 euros) for damage and throwing objects, and Vitoria Guimaraes (50,000 euros) for throwing objects and lighting fireworks.

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Updated Date: Oct 18, 2019 10:18:49 IST