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UEFA punishes AS Roma, Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow over fan violence during Champions League, Europa League matches

UEFA has punished Italian club AS Roma, Spain’s Athletic Bilbao and Russia’s Spartak Moscow for fan violence in the Champions League and Europa League, the ruling body said on Tuesday.

Liverpool and AS Roma fans outside the stadium before their semi-final match. Reuters

Liverpool and AS Roma fans outside the stadium before their semi-final match. Reuters

Roma have also been handed a two-match ban on their supporters at away games, with the suspension for the second match deferred for a probationary period of two years.

Two Roma fans were arrested by police during the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Liverpool in April after a fan of the English team, Sean Cox, suffered serious injuries in an attack.

UEFA also fined the Italian club 50,000 euros, European soccer’s governing body said in a statement.

Bilbao and Spartak have been sanctioned for fan violence during their round-of-32 Europa League tie in Spain in February which resulted in the death of a policemen.

The officer died in hospital after suffering a heart attack when police were trying to stop street battles between supporters in the northern Spanish city.


Updated Date: Jun 06, 2018 15:57 PM

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