CSKA Moscow face sanctions from UEFA for the use of pyrotechnics at the match against “Crvena Zvezda”

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TASS, February 13. The Union of European football associations (UEFA) to punish CSKA Moscow for the use of pyrotechnics during the match of Europa League against Serbian “red Star”.

In the beginning of the second half of the meeting in Belgrade CSKA fans lit a few flares, repeatedly used firecrackers and smoke bombs. Because of this, the stadium “Rajko Mitic” was shrouded in smoke, but the game was not stopped. Later in the second half, pyrotechnics was used by the fans, “red Star”.

According to UEFA regulations, the responsibility for the behaviour of fans during matches bear clubs. In particular, pursuant to paragraph 2 (C) of article 16 can be punished for the use of fireworks.

CSKA fans fun started the second half#Chronospace pic.twitter .com/MOOjXegWfy

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CSKA could face both a fine and a partial closure of the stands in subsequent games.

In September, UEFA fined the Moscow “Spartak” for the use of pyrotechnics in the away match of the first round of the group stage of the Champions League with Maribor (1:1). The club received a fine of €60 thousand, and the red and white fans were denied access to the guest floor to the next away match of the tournament with the Spanish “Seville”.

In January, UEFA has punished “Zenith” for behaviour of fans in the away match of the 6th round of the group stage of the Europa League with the Spanish “real Sociedad”, which was held on 7 December. Fans blue-white-blue been accused of using fireworks, throwing objects on the field and the lack of order in the arena. Zenit was punished with a fine of €30 thousand. The club is also obliged within 30 days to contact the Spanish club and to make reparation for all damage caused by the fans.

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