The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) has announced the following decisions:
Match: UEFA Champions League group stage match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur FC (1-1), played on 11 December 2018 in Spain.
Charges against FC Barcelona:
  • Insufficient organisation – Art. 11 (1) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine FC Barcelona €20,000 for the insufficient organisation.
Match: UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between AFC Ajax and Juventus Football Club (1-1), played on 10 April in the Netherlands.
Charges against AFC Ajax:
  • Throwing of objects – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
  • Crowd disturbances – Art. 16 (2) DR
  • Stairways blocked – Art. 38 of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine AFC Ajax €52,500 for all the above-mentioned incidents.
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Match: UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg match between Eintracht Frankfurt and SL Benfica (2-0), played on 18 April in Germany.
Charges against SL Benfica:
-           Setting off fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
-           Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
-           Repeated protest against the referee’s orders (Bruno Lager) – Art. 15 (1) (a) DR
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to suspend the SL Benfica coach Bruno Lager for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate for repeated protests against the referee’s orders.
- to warn SL Benfica and the coach for the late kick-off.
- to fine SL Benfica €1,000 for setting off fireworks.
Charges against Eintracht Frankfurt:
  • Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations
  • Attempted field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) (a) DR
  • Acts of damages – Art. 16 (2) (f) DR
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Eintracht Frankfurt €34,000 for the above-mentioned incidents.
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Match: UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and AFC Ajax (0-1), played on 30 April in England.
Charges against Tottenham Hotspur FC:
  • Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
  • Improper conduct of officials – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
 
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
- to fine Tottenham Hotspur FC €10,000 for the late kick-off.
- to suspend the Tottenham Hotspur FC coach Mauricio Pochettino for one (1) UEFA  competition  match  in  which  he  would  otherwise  participate, for the late kick-off. The suspension is deferred for a probation period of one year.
Therefore, the coach is currently not suspended for any UEFA competition matches.
Charges against AFC Ajax:
  • Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
  • Improper conduct of officials – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to warn AFC Ajax and the head coach Erik Ten Hag for the late kick-off.
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Match: UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC (1-4), played on 17 April in Portugal.
Charges against FC Porto:
  • Stairways blocked – Art. 38 Safety & Security Regulations
  • Setting off fireworks – Art. 16 (2) (c) DR
  • Late kick-off – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
  • Being responsible for a late kick-off (Sergio Conceição) – Art. 11 (2) (h) DR
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
-to fine FC Porto €42,500 for the blocking of stairways, setting off fireworks and the late kick-off.
-to suspend the FC Porto coach Sergio Conceição for one (1) UEFA competition match in which he would otherwise participate, for being responsible for a late kick-off.
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Match: UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Manchester City FC (1-0), played on 9 April in England.
Charges against Tottenham Hotspur FC:
- Field invasion by supporters – Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations
Decision: The Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided:
-to fine Tottenham Hotspur FC €5,000 for the pitch invasion.