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Champions League Marseille-Sporting play behind closed doors due to UEFA sanction

Sporting’s visit to Marseille, on October 4, in a match corresponding to the third day of Group D of the Football Champions League, will take place behind closed doors, due to a sanction imposed by UEFA.

Order the application of the suspended disciplinary measure imposed by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body in its decision of June 8, 2022 (i.e. order Olympique de Marseille to play its next (1) UEFA club competition match in which Olympique de Marseille would play as the host club behind closed doors), in accordance with article 26(3) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.

In question is the behavior of its fans at the reception to Eintracht Frankfurt, which the Germans won 1-0, specifically with “throwing objects, use of pyrotechnic devices and lasers, inconvenience to the public and blocking of passageways and exits of the stands”. .

Marseille are repeat offenders and were under threat of suspension, following incidents in their Conference League challenge with Feyenoord on May 5. The Marseillais were sanctioned with a match behind closed doors, then suspended for two years, plus a monetary fine.

The Germans did not escape unscathed either, as they were also punished for throwing objects, using pyrotechnics, acts that caused havoc and racist behavior, in this case through Nazi salutes.

The club will have to pay a fine of 30 thousand euros, in addition to paying the damages caused by its supporters.

Eintracht Frankfurt have also been banned from selling tickets for their next away game and from having a closed grandstand for their next home game, but both sanctions are suspended for a period of one year.

After two matchdays, Sporting lead Group D with six points, followed by Tottenham and Eintracht Frankfurt with three, while Marseille are yet to score.

Source: TSF

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