COOKIE CONSENT
Create
Notifications
Favorites Edit

Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow charged by UEFA

Omnisport
NEWS
News
201   //    04 May 2018, 22:09 IST
san mames - cropped
Athletic Bilbao's San Mames stadium

Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow have been charged by UEFA in relation to the scenes that marred their Europa League match in February.

A police officer died after clashes between Athletic and Spartak supporters before the game in Bilbao.

Inocencio Arias Garcia collapsed shortly after a flare thrown by a group of Russian fans landed nearby and the 50-year-old suffered cardiac arrest.

Both clubs have been charged under UEFA regulations regarding setting off fireworks, crowd disturbances and throwing objects.

Athletic have additionally been charged on the grounds of providing insufficient organisation. The charged relate to incidents that took place around the stadium.

Spartak were 2-1 winners at San Mames but lost the last-32 tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Topics you might be interested in:
Omnisport
NEWS
Fetching more content...