Kriralok Desk: Manchester City are facing financial penalties for violating the code of conduct in the Champions League quarter-finals. UEFA, the governing body of European football, has not fined rival Atletico Madrid despite punishing citizens.
UEFA said in an official statement that Pep Guardiola’s City would be fined 14,000 euros for misconduct. The decision was made after a meeting of the UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Body.
Atletico Madrid lost 2-0 to Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. However, in the match on April 13, all the incidents took place. Inside the tunnel at the end of the match after the two teams clashed on the field which took a terrible shape. UEFA did not ignore such an ugly scene even though it was later settled with the help of the police.
The incident started in the 91st minute of the match. Felipe kicked City star Phil Foden. After that the trouble started. Atletico defender Stefan Savic was also seen pulling City footballer Jack Grealish by the hair. The referee later showed a red card to Felipe. However, his remnants remained. Later, the quarrel between the two parties in the tunnel turned into a scuffle at one stage.