UEFA have charged three sides over fan disorder during Champions League matches this week.
Both Galatasaray and Basel – who faced Arsenal and Liverpool respectively – have been cited for “crowd disturbances” on Wednesday evening. German side Borussia Dortmund have also been charged.
UEFA says that the cases involve a range of disturbances from supporters during the three matches and include throwing lit fireworks and other objects on Wednesday evening.
Galatasaray supporters threw flares onto the pitch during their 4-1 defeat by Arsenal and briefly delayed play during the first half; Uruguayan keeper Fernando Muslera and captain Wesley Sneijder both had to plead with them to stop.
Dortmund face the same charges for crowd disorder and throwing fireworks in their 3-0 win in Belgium against Anderlecht, where Adrian Ramos scored twice.
Basel – already on a two-year probation for crowd trouble in the Europa League last term – have also been charged, after the referee reported fans throwing an object during their 1-0 win over Liverpool in Switzerland.
Cases will be heard on October 16 by UEFA’s disciplinary panel and sanctions may be applied before the teams’ next European matches.
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