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Red Star Belgrade had to play their Champions League play-off first leg clash with Salzburg behind closed doors

Red Star Belgrade had to play their Champions League play-off first leg clash with Salzburg behind closed doors

Red Star Belgrade had to play their Champions League play-off first leg clash with Salzburg behind closed doors

Red Star Belgrade will not be able to sell tickets to their fans when they visit Paris St Germain and Liverpool in the Champions League, UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has announced.

The Serbian champions advanced to the group stage of European club football's premier competition on the away-goals rule when they came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Red Bull Salzburg last month.

That achievement was tarnished, though, by their fans' poor behaviour and the dismissal from the bench of assistant coach Milan Kosanovic.

Having found Red Star's fans guilty of invading the pitch, setting off fireworks, damaging Salzburg's stadium and throwing objects, the UEFA disciplinary body has effectively banned the club's supporters from the next two European games. This means they will not be able to visit PSG on October 3 and Liverpool on October 24.

The club has also been fined €30,000 and been ordered to pay for the damage caused at Salzburg within 30 days. Kosanovic has also been banned for the PSG game.

Salzburg, however, have also been fined €23,000 for their fans' pitch invasions during the game and blocking stairways.


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