UEFA fines PSG for crowd trouble

Trouble erupted outside the Parc des Princes after the Champions League match between PSG and Red Star Belgrade.

Paris Sanit-Germain was punished for crowd disturbances and “illicit chants” from its supporters. (Representative Image)   -  AFP

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has been fined by European football's governing body UEFA following crowd trouble at its Champions League home game against Red Star Belgrade in October.

The French giant ran the risk of being forced to play its next home European match -- against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 second leg in March -- behind closed doors.

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Trouble erupted outside the Parc des Princes after the game, but the only punishment for the crowd disturbances and “illicit chants” from its supporters was a fine of 35,000 euros ($40,346). Red Star, which lost the game 6-1, was also fined 25,000 euros for chants from its supporters.

Meanwhile, Olympiakos was fined 90,000 euros and handed a suspended one-game stadium ban after its fans set off fireworks and invaded the pitch when the Greek club beat AC Milan 3-1 in the Europa League last month.

Milan was fined 5,000 euros, while Ajax was fined 20,000 euros and Bayern Munich 8,000 euros for the throwing of objects and setting off fireworks in their 3-3 Champions League draw in December.

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