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UEFA suspends Atletico Madrid's stadium and coach

Latest update : 2008-10-15

Following violence during the game between French side Olympique de Marseille and Spain's Atletico Madrid, UEFA decide to suspend the club's stadium and their coach Javier Aguirre for the next two Champions League matches.

UEFA have ordered Spanish league club Atletico Madrid to play their next two Champions League home matches at least 300 kilometres outside of Madrid following crowd trouble earlier this month against Marseille.
 
European soccer's governing body said the punishment could be extended to a third home match should there be further trouble at the club within five years. 

The matches concerned are against Liverpool on Oct. 22 and PSV Eindhoven on Nov. 26.
 
In addition, UEFA said Atletico coach Javier Aguirre would be banned from coaching the side for their next two Champions League ties against Liverpool home and away. 

It said this was a punishment for "improper conduct". 

Atletico were also fined 150,000 Euros for the improper conduct of supporters and lack of organisation, UEFA said.
 
The club have until Oct. 17 to appeal the decision.
 
Police and stewards confronted Marseille fans prior to kick on the Oct. 1 Champions League match which Atletico went on to win 2-1. A number of seats were ripped up and flares set off by the visiting supporters.

Date created : 2008-10-14

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