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by UEFA - 12/06/2013

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.

Club Atlético de Madrid appeal dismissed

The UEFA Appeals Body met on 11 May following an appeal lodged by Club Atlético de Madrid and Diego Simeone against the decision announced by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) on 4 May which ordered Diego Simeone to be suspended for four (4) matches.

The appeal lodged by Club Atlético de Madrid and Diego Simeone has been dismissed and the UEFA CEDB’s decision of 4 May is confirmed.

Given that Simeone did not participate in the match between Club Atlético de Madrid and Arsenal FC, played on 3 May 2018, the official still has to serve a suspension of three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus (1-3) played on 11 April in Spain.

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

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

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

Match: UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg match between Arsenal FC and Club Atlético de Madrid (1-1), played on 26 April in England

Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:

- Throwing of objects – Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Diego Simeone - Insulting a match official Art. 15 (1) DR
- Improper conduct of the coach - Art. 69 (1) DR

The CEDB has decided:

- To suspend Diego Simeone for four (4) matches (of which he has already served one (1) match). In addition, Diego Simeone is fined €10,000.
- To find the club €10,000 (Throwing of objects)

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Athletic Club and FC Spartak Moskva (1-2), played on 22 February 2018 in Spain.

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

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

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 semi-final second leg match between FC Salzburg and Olympique de Marseille (2-1), played on 3 May in Austria.

Charges against FC Salzburg:

- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Improper conduct of club official Harald Lürzer - Art. 8 and 11 (2) (b) DR
- Field invasion by supporters - Art. 16 DR

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

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

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Proceedings have also been opened following the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg match between Club Atlético de Madrid and Arsenal FC (1-0), played on 3 May in Spain.

Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:

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

The above-mentioned cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the 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. 19 (2) & (6) of the UEFA Stadium Infrastructure 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

Charges against Liverpool FC:

- Setting off of fireworks - 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 semi-final first leg match between Arsenal FC and Club Atlético de Madrid (1-1), played on 26 April in England.

Charges against Arsenal FC:

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

Charges against Club Atlético de Madrid:

- Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) DR
- Diego Pablo Simeone Gonzalez - Insulting a match official Art. 15 (1) DR
- Improper conduct of the coach - Art. 69 (1) DR

These cases will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 4 May.

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Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Europa League semi-final first leg match between Olympique de Marseille and FC Salzburg (2-0), played on 26 April in France.

Charges against Olympique de Marseille:

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

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 Champions League semi-final first leg match between FC Bayern München and Real Madrid CF (1-2) played on 25 April in Germany.

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

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 quarter-final second leg match between PFC CSKA Moskva and Arsenal FC (2-2) played on 12 April in Russia.

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

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

The UEFA Appeals Body has rendered its decisions following appeals made by four Malta under-21 international players against the decisions of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) taken on 14 and 15 December 2017 relating to match-fixing offences.

The CEDB had taken the following decisions:

- Samir Arab: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until 31.12.2019 for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Ryan Camenzuli: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until until 30.06.2019 and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Llywelyn Cremona: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until 31.12.2018 and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

- Luke Montebello: Art. 12 (2) (d) DR: ban until 31.12.2018 and community football service for not immediately and voluntarily informing UEFA if approached in connection with activities aimed at influencing in an unlawful or undue manner the course and/or result of a match or competition

The UEFA Appeals Body at its meeting on 9 and 10 April has decided to reject the appeals lodged by the afore-mentioned players.

The cases of the players Emanuel Briffa and Kyle Cesare, who had received a lifelong ban from all football related activity, are still pending. The date of the meeting to decide on these cases has not been determined yet.

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