NYON: Diego Simeone’s faces disciplinary action from European federation UEFA after his repeated charges on to the pitch in the closing stages of the Champions League Final.
The Atletico de Madrid coach was at the centre of chaos on the pitch in the final seconds after Real Madrid’s climactic goal in their 4-1 victory.
Simeone was angry that Real defender Raphael Varane had kicked the ball towards the Atletico technical area as he walked back after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty. Simeone kicked the ball back, stormed on the pitch and had to be restrained.
Real midfielder Xabi Alonso has also been charged with improper conduct.
The Spain international was banned for the match and as such could not be on the bench but, when Gareth Bale scored what proved to be the winning goal, he ran down the touchline to join his team-mates in celebration.
Both sides have also been charged for receiving more than five yellow cards each.