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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between APOEL FC and Borussia Dortmund (1-1), played on 17 October in Cyprus.
  
Charges against APOEL FC:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Insufficient organization - Art. 33 Safety & Security Regulations
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations

Charges against Borussia Dortmund:

- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 16 November.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Bayern München (3-0), played on 27 September in France.
  
Charges against Paris Saint-Germain:

- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Setting of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Late Kick-off - Art. 11 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Basel 1893 and SL Benfica (5-0), played on 27 September in Switzerland.

Charges against FC Basel 1893:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine FC Basel 1893 €6,000.

Charges against SL Benfica:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- André Almeida – direct red card – Art. 15 (1) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to suspend the SL Benfica player André Almeida for two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible. The Portuguese club has also been fined €6,000.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between FC BATE Borisov and Arsenal FC (2-4), played on 28 September in Belarus.

Charges against FC BATE Borisov:

• Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Youth League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC (2-1), played on 26 September in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

• Racist behaviour (monkey chants) – Art.14 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League group stage match between 1. FC Köln and FK Crvena zvezda (0-1), played on 28 September in Germany.
 
Charges against 1. FC Köln:

• Insufficient organisation: lack of searching - Art. 33 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
• Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of DR

Charges against FK Crvena zvezda:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Basel 1893 and SL Benfica (5-0), played on 27 September in Switzerland.
 
Charges against FC Basel 1893:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Charges against SL Benfica:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- André Almeida– direct red Card – Art. 15 (1) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 6 October.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Sporting CP and FC Barcelona (0-1), played on 27 September in Portugal.

Charges against Sporting CP:

- Field invasions by supporters – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the team (5 cards or more) – Art.15 (4) DR
- Blocking of stairways – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Beşiktaş JK and RB Leipzig (2-0), played on 26 September in Turkey.
 
Charges against Beşiktaş JK:

• Insufficient organization (floodlight failure) - Art. 32 of the UEFA Champions League regulations
• Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Spartak Moskva and Liverpool FC (1-1), played on 26 September in Russia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:
• Illicit banner and chants – Art.16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Blocking of stairways – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 October.

The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:

Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between NK Maribor and FC Spartak Moskva (1-1), played on 13 September in Slovenia.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:

• Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision: The CEDB has decided to ban FC Spartak Moskva from selling tickets to its supporters for its next (1) UEFA competition away match. The Russian club has also been fined €60,000.

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Match: UEFA Europa League group stage match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Köln (3-1), played on 14 September in England.

Charges against 1. FC Köln:

• Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
• Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
• Acts of damage – Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against Arsenal FC:

• Stairways blocked in away supporters sector – Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision: The CEDB has decided to appoint an Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector to initiate the appropriate disciplinary investigations. The Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector will contact both clubs in order to evaluate the scope of their respective responsibility as regards the incidents connected to this match.

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Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC (2-2), played on 13 September in England.

Charges against Sevilla FC:

• Sevilla FC head coach Eduardo Berizzo - Dismissal from the bench

Decision: The CEDB has decided to suspend the  Sevilla  FC  coach  Eduardo  Berizzon  Magolo  for  one  (1)  UEFA competition match for which he would be otherwise eligible, namely for the next UEFA Champions League match between Sevilla FC and NK Maribor on Tuesday 26 September in Spain.

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Match: UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match between Everton FC and HNK Hajduk Split (2-0), played on 17 August in England.

Charges against Everton FC:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

Charges against HNK Hajduk Split:

• Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR
• Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR
• Field invasions by supporters – Art. 16 (2) (a) DR
• Acts of Damages – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR

Decision regarding Everton FC: The CEDB has decided to fine the English club €10,000.

Decision regarding HNK Hajduk Split: The CEDB has decided to fine the Croatian club €40,000. HNK Hajduk Split has also been ordered to contact Everton FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters.

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