UEFA order AEK Athens to play two games behind closed doors after fans wreak havoc in Champions League fixture against Ajax

UEFA has ordered AEK Athens to play its next two games in European competition behind closed doors for crowd trouble during a Champions League match against Ajax

The Associated Press February 22, 2019 20:48:11 IST
UEFA order AEK Athens to play two games behind closed doors after fans wreak havoc in Champions League fixture against Ajax
  • UEFA has ordered AEK Athens to play its next two games in European competition behind closed doors for crowd trouble during a Champions League match against Ajax

  • The AEK fans were blamed for throwing objects, setting off fireworks, a field invasion and crowd disturbances.

  • Ajax won the game 2-0 on 27 November in Athens

Nyon: UEFA has ordered AEK Athens to play its next two games in European competition behind closed doors for crowd trouble during a Champions League match against Ajax.

UEFA order AEK Athens to play two games behind closed doors after fans wreak havoc in Champions League fixture against Ajax

General view of fans moving away from a fire inside the stadium before the match between AEK Athens and Ajax Amsterdam on 27 November, 2018. Reuters

The sport's governing body also fined AEK 80,000 euros ($90,800) and handed the Greek club a suspended ban from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would qualify.

The AEK fans were blamed for throwing objects, setting off fireworks, a field invasion and crowd disturbances.

Ajax won the game 2-0 on 27 November in Athens.

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