Man City hit as Atletico Madrid escape in latest UEFA sanctions
A fresh round of sanctions laid down by UEFA have been unveiled on Friday afternoon, with Manchester City and Rangers amongst those punished.
The sanctions in question come on the back of the latest two rounds of European club fixtures to have taken place across the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.
The most head-turning decision without question surrounds Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final showdown with Atletico Madrid, the 2nd-leg of which descended into utter chaos in the latter stages.
Eventual victors City, it has been decided, failed to control their players adequately, culminating in a UEFA fine of €14,000.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico, on the other hand, have escaped any form of punishment.
UEFA have fined @ManCity €14,000 (£11,910) for the ‘improper’ behaviour of their players during the Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid. That is the only additional punishment around that game.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) May 13, 2022
PSV hit hard
Turning attentions towards the Europa League, upcoming tournament finalists Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt have both been fined, to the tune of €8,000 and €12,500 respectively.
And last up come Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.
The Eredivisie outfit have been slapped with by some distance the most costly punishment, owing to the behaviour of the club’s fans during the 2nd leg of their Conference League tie with Leicester City.
‘Throwing of objects’ and ‘crowd disturbances’ have culminated in a pair of €25,000 fines, as UEFA continue in their efforts to stamp out fan trouble at high-profile fixtures across the continent.
Can’t find the Atletico fine on here!
(In all seriousness, how has this happened?) pic.twitter.com/my7kEbR34B
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) May 13, 2022
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