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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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

Match: UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC (4-2), played on 2 May in Italy.

Charges against AS Roma:

- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Insufficient organization - Art. 11 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Stairways blocked - Art 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
- Improper conduct of club official James Pallotta - Art. 8 and 11 (2) (b) DR

Decision:

- To fine AS Roma €19,000.
- To suspend the AS Roma official James Pallotta for three (3) months from carrying out his function during UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, starting from AS Roma’s first UEFA competition match of the 2018/2019 season. In particular, the official may not be in the technical area or communicate directly or indirectly with the team's players and/or technical staff during the match and may not enter the dressing room or tunnel before or during the match.

FC Zenit appeal – decision

Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 16: FC Zenit - RB Leipzig (1-1)

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 17 July following an appeal lodged by FC Zenit against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 31 May 2018 which had fined FC Zenit €20,000. The Russian club had been ordered to play its next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The club had also been fined a further €50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

The appeal lodged by FC Zenit has been dismissed and the CEDB’s decision of 31 May is confirmed.

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FC Spartak Moskva appeal – decision

Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Athletic Club - FC Spartak Moskva (1-2)

The UEFA Appeals Body has also rendered its decision following an appeal made by FC Spartak Moskva against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 31 May 2018 which had fined FC Spartak Moskva €55,000. The Russian club had been banned from selling tickets to its supporters for the next three (3) UEFA competition matches which the club would play as the visiting team. The third match had been deferred under a probationary period of two years.

The appeal lodged by FC Spartak Moskva has been dismissed and the CEDB’s decision of 31 May is confirmed.

The Appeals Body confirms the decision of two years ban against the KS Skenderbëu player Bajram Jashanica

The UEFA Appeals Body has rendered its decision following the appeal proceedings initiated by the player Bajram Jashanica against the two years ban imposed by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 22 February 2018 for a violation of the UEFA Anti-Doping Regulations.

The KS Skenderbëu player Bajram Jashanica has been punished for using a prohibited substance in accordance with WADA Prohibited List at category S.9 Glucocorticosteroids.

In this context, the Appeals Body has decided to confirm the two (2) years suspension imposed against the KS Skenderbëu player Bajram Jashanica for the violation of  the World Anti-doping Code and the UEFA Anti-doping Regulations.

Match : 2017/18 UEFA Europa League final: Olympique de Marseille - Club Atlético de Madrid (0-3)
 
Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:

- Racist behaviour (banner) – Art. 14 DR
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary (CEDB) body has decided:
  
- to order the partial closure of the Club Atlético de Madrid stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Club Atlético de Madrid would play as the host team. The Spanish club shall inform at least 30 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least include 3,000 seats.
- to fine Club Atlético de Madrid €2,000 for the setting off of fireworks.

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Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR
 
Decision: The CEDB will take a decision regarding this case at its next meeting. The date of this meeting has not been determined yet.

The CFCB Investigatory Chamber confirmed that FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moscow, AS Monaco FC, AS Roma and FC Zenit St Petersburg have been considered in compliance with the requirements and overall objective of their agreements. Consequently, they have all exited the settlement regime.

Match: 2017/18 Champions League semi-final: FC Bayern München - Real Madrid CF (1-2)

Charges against FC Bayern München:

- Field invasion – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Illicit banner (message of an offensive nature) – Art 16 (2) DR

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided to fine FC Bayern München €25,000.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Beşiktaş JK - FC Bayern München (1-3)

Charges against Beşiktaş JK:

- Throwing of objects – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Insufficient organisation – Art. 16 (1) DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the Safety and Security Regulations

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided to fine Beşiktaş JK €34,000. The Turkish club has also a warning for the insufficient organisation.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Round of 16: AS Roma - FC Shakhtar Donetsk (1-0)

Charges against AS Roma:

- Setting off and throwing of fireworks – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Time wasting by ball boys – Art. 11 (1) DR
- Illicit banner – Art. 16 (2) DR.

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary body has decided:

to fine AS Roma €7,000 for the setting off and throwing of fireworks.
- to warn AS Roma for the infringement relating to the time wasting by ball boys.
- to close the disciplinary proceedings opened for displaying an illicit banner.

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

Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final: Real Madrid CF - Juventus (1-3)

Charges against Juventus:
- Gianluigi Buffon - direct red card - Art. 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Gianluigi Buffon – general principles of conduct - Art 11 (2) (b) DR

Decision
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Juventus player Gianluigi Buffon for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final: Liverpool FC - AS Roma (5-2)

Charges against AS Roma:
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

Decision
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine AS Roma € 50’000;
- to ban AS Roma from selling tickets to its supporters for the next two (2) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The second match in which the Italian club will serve the ban from selling tickets is deferred under a probationary period of two (2) years.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 32: Athletic Club - FC Spartak Moskva (1-2)

Charges against Athletic Club:
- Insufficient organization - Article 16 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR

Decision 
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Athletic Club € 40´000;
- to order the partial closure of the Athletic Club Stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Athletic Club would play as the host club. The Spanish club shall inform at least 30 days prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall comprehend at least 2´000 seats.

Charges against FC Spartak Moskva:
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) (h) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) (b) DR

Decision
The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine FC Spartak Moskva €55,000;
- to ban FC Spartak Moskva from selling tickets to its supporters for the next three (3) UEFA competition matches which the club will play as the visiting team. The third match in which the Russian club will serve a ban from selling tickets is deferred under a probationary period of two (2) years.

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


Match:
2017/18 UEFA Europa League semi-final: Club Atlético de Madrid - Arsenal FC (1-0)

Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:

- Stairways blocked - Art 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Club Atlético de Madrid €18,000.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League semi-final: AS Roma - Liverpool FC (4-2)

Charges against Liverpool FC:

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

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Liverpool FC €3,000.

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Match : 2017/18 UEFA Europa League quarter-final: PFC CSKA Moskva - Arsenal FC (2-2)

Charges against PFC CSKA Moskva:

- Setting of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) of the Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety & Security Regulations
 
Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine PFC CSKA Moscow €20,000.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final: Manchester City FC - Liverpool FC (1-2)

Charges against Manchester City FC:

- Josep Guardiola - Dismissal from the bench - Article 15 of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of the coach - Art. 69 (1) (DR)

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Manchester City FC head coach Josep Guardiola for two (2) UEFA competition matches in which he would otherwise participate, one of which is deferred during a probationary period of one (1) season.

Charges against Liverpool FC:

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

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Liverpool FC €6,000.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final: FC Barcelona - AS Roma (4-1)

Charges against FC Barcelona:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations

Decision: FC Barcelona has received a warning with regard to the throwing of balloons.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Champions League quarter-final: Liverpool FC - Manchester City FC (3-0)

Charges against Liverpool FC:

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

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Liverpool FC €20,000.

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Match: 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 16: FC Zenit - RB Leipzig (1-1)

Charges against FC Zenit:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
- Racist behaviour (racist chants) - Art. 14 DR

Decision: The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Zenit €20,000. FC Zenit has also been ordered to play its next (1) UEFA competition match as host club behind closed doors. The Russian club has also been fined a further €50,000 for the racist behaviour of its supporters.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match between Liverpool FC and AS Roma (5-2), played on 24 April in England.

Charges against Liverpool FC:
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

Charges against AS Roma:
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR

This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League final match between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atlético de Madrid (0-3), played on 16 May 2018 in Lyon.

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

- Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) DR

Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:

- Racist behaviour (banner) – Art. 14 DR
- Setting off of fireworks – Art. 16 (2) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

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