Arsenal and Bayern Munich fined by UEFA over fans' behaviour

24 March 2017 11:23

Arsenal and Bayern Munich have both been hit with UEFA fines after their Champions League last 16 tie at the Emirates Stadium on March 7.

The Gunners were thrashed 5-1 by the Bundesliga champions in the second-leg meeting, with the game interrupted by a pitch invader.

The result meant Arsene Wenger's side were eliminated 10-2 on aggregate, a record Champions League defeat for an English club and the seventh year in succession Arsenal have fallen in the first knockout stage.

During the defeat, a supporter made his way on to the pitch before being apprehended by stewards, with UEFA confirming Arsenal were charged - and now fined 5,000 euros (£4,300) - for the infringement.

Bayern were also fined 3,000 euros (£2,600) after their fans threw till rolls on to the pitch in the opening minutes of the game in protest to the high ticket prices at Arsenal, again causing a delay to proceedings.

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

"Match: UEFA Champions League round of 16 match between Arsenal FC and FC Bayern München (1-5), played on 7 March in London, England

"Decision: The CEDB has decided to fine Arsenal FC ?5,000 and FC Bayern München ?3,000

"The charges against Arsenal FC were related to the field invasions by supporters - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)

"The charges against FC Bayern München were related to the throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR."

Source: PA


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