Manchester City fined for ‘inappropriate behaviour’ at Atletico Madrid

The disciplinary committee of UEFA’s governing body has not sanctioned Atlético

Manchester City has been fined £11,910 for “unbecoming team conduct” during the Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid in Spain last month.

Pep Guardiola’s team advanced to the semi-final of the competition after a goalless draw in the second leg at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Atletico defender Felipe was sent off for a foul on City’s Phil Foden, sparking a confrontation between the two sets of players and coaching staff.

While the Premier League team has been fined by UEFA, Atlético have not been sanctioned by the disciplinary committee of the governing body.

Savic collides with Grealish

During the altercation, the Atlético center-back and former City Stefan Savic showed up to pull Jack Grealish’s hair. Following this, he chased the England international down the tunnel to confront the former Aston Villa player.

Savic attempted to carry Foden off the field after the Englishman was fouled on the touchline. He also seemed to turn his head towards City substitute Raheem Sterling.

Manchester City fines Atletico Madrid

Atlético avoided the partial closure of the stadium

UEFA had ordered the LaLiga team to remove at least 5,000 seats from the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, which occurred after the “discriminatory behavior” of Atlético fans during the first leg in Manchester.

However, that the punishment was suspended after a request to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The TAS approved the request for security reasons given the potential “serious repercussions” of trying to exclude 5,000 ticket holders on incredibly short notice.

Atlético issued a statement announcing that “All members and fans with a season ticket or seat” could attend the Champions League quarter-final tie.

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