A number of teams have been handed fines after the latest round of Champions League matches including Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Manchester City were fined £15,576 by UEFA following a number of incidents in their Champions League round of 16 first leg match against Monaco on February 21. The fines relate to a pitch invasion, the throwing of objects and a late start to the game at the Etihad Stadium.
The fine came on the same day that City accepted a charge of misconduct from the FA relating to their players in the match against Liverpool two weeks ago that ended in a draw.
Meanwhile Arsenal were fined £4,300 and Bayern Munich £2,600 for incidents during the German side’s 5 – 1 victory in London earlier this month.
Arsenal’s fines are due to a pitch invasion during the second-leg match at the Emirates Stadium where the team fell to a 10 – 2 aggregate defeat. A fan managed to get past stewards at first after breaking through the securing line but he was soon apprehended and escorted off the pitch.
Bayern Munich were given the fine due to supporters throwing objects during the game and both teams were found to be in breach of UEFA Disciplinary Regulation Article 16(2).
Hundreds of toilet rolls were thrown onto the pitch as Bayern Munich fans protested against ticket prices before kick-off. However, the team went on to secure a quarter-final place against Real Madrid.
The Champions League resumes in the second week of April with when Barcelona play Juventus. Barcelona were also given a £16,000 fine due to a pitch invasion that followed their 6 – 1 victory over PSG.
Supporters came onto the pitch after the team scored the winner in the final minutes of the match to secure a highly unlikely comeback.