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Bayern Munich face disciplinary action after Champions League pitch invasion

Bayern Munich will be facing disciplinary action from UEFA after pitch invasion during their Champions League match against Real Madrid in Munich on Wednesday

football Updated: Apr 26, 2018 16:15 IST
Reuters, Zurich
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UEFA has charged Bayern Munich for two fan incidents during the team’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid.(AP)

Bayern Munich are facing disciplinary action after several fans ran onto the pitch at the Allianz Arena following their 2-1 defeat at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

European soccer governing body UEFA said in a statement that the Bundesliga champions had been charged over a “field invasion” by the fans plus the display of a banner containing a “message of an offensive nature” following the match.

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UEFA said the case would be heard on May 31 but did not give further details.

Two of the fans attempted to take a photograph with Real forward Cristiano Ronaldo before being chased away by stewards. The Portuguese was unmoved by the incident as video footage showed him scratching his face and grinning.

First Published: Apr 26, 2018 16:14 IST