Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone charged by UEFA after pitch invasion in Champions League final
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to be charged by UEFA after the Argentine invaded the pitch in the champions League final, reacting to Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane kicking the ball, aimed towards the Atletico bench.
Simeone was sent off by referee Bjorn Kuipers while Xabi Alonso also received marching orders fater running towards the pitch following Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty which gave the Galacticos the La Decima at Lisbon.
According to the BBC: Uefa have charged both clubs for receiving at least five yellow cards as both the clubs could face additional fines for picking five yellow cards each.
Real picked up five bookings, while seven of Atletico’s starting XI were cautioned.
All cases will be dealt with at disciplinary hearings on 17 July and Simeone and Alonso could face suspensions for next season’s competition.
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