UEFA fines Man United, PSG after their champions league first match

Uefa ave taken action against Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain after their meeting in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Old Trafford last month.

Reports has it that Man United have been fined €16,000. The sanction is due to blocked stairways, contrary to article 38 of the Uefa Safety and Security Regulations, while their fans were also found guilty of throwing objects.

On their part, PSG have been handed a €41,000 fine by European football’s governing body for four offences after their supporters were found guilty of setting off fireworks, throwing objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbance during their 2-0 win.

The Parisian club have also been ordered to contact United within 30 days to reach a settlement in relation to damage caused to the Old Trafford seating and segregation netting in the section that housed their supporters.

“The CEDB [Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body] has decided to fine Manchester United FC €16,000,” a statement released on Thursday evening reads.

“The CEDB has decided to fine Paris Saint-Germain €41,000.

“The French club is ordered to contact Manchester United FC within 30 days for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters to the segregation net and the seats.”

PSG supporters had been pictured ahead of the game walking through Manchester centre with flares, and the fireworks were again on display during the game

Visiting winger Angel Di Maria, who set up both of his side’s goals in the 2-0 victory, was subjected to abuse on his return to Old Trafford and was pictured pretending to drink from a bottle that had apparently been thrown at him.

It was reported that a bottle of water was subsequently thrown Di Maria’s way while a bottle also landed at the feet of United left-back Luke Shaw during the first half.

Di Maria told the Red Devils faithful to “f*** off” after Presnel Kimpembe opened the scoring.

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