Manchester City accused of ‘inappropriate’ behavior at Atletico Madrid


Manchester City have been fined €14,000 (£11,910) for “inappropriate team behaviour” during last month’s Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid.

After a goalless second leg of the quarter-finals, City advanced to the quarter-finals.

The expulsion of Atletico defender Felipe for a foul on Phil Foden caused a brawl between players and coaching staff.

Atlético, however, has not been sanctioned by the UEFA disciplinary committee.

Former City defender Stefan Savic attempted to pull Jack Grealish’s hair during the altercation before confronting the England striker after the match.

Before successfully appealing UEFA’s ruling, Atletico were ordered to close part of their stadium ahead of City’s visit.

In reaction to the “discriminatory behaviour” of Atlético fans during the first leg in Manchester, UEFA ordered Atlético to close at least 5,000 seats in the Wanda Metropolitano.

Following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the sentence was overturned.


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