UEFA Fines PSG for ‘Late Kick-off’ During Champions League Quarter-Final

UEFA has issued a fine to Paris Saint-Germain for a ‘late kick-off’ during the Champions League quarterfinal against Atalanta, the association announced on Friday.

UEFA handed out a €30,000 fine to PSG for the minor violation. The association also singled out PSG manager Thomas Tuchel as being the responsible party for the late kick-off. The German manager is on crutches following his workout session injury from a week ago, so he may have taken a bit longer to get to the locker room following an arduous opening half and then even more time to return to the sidelines for the final 45 minutes of the contest.

PSG wound up coming back from a 1-0 halftime deficit as it defeated Atalanta by a thrilling 2-1 score to progress into the Champions League semifinals. Les Parisiens semifinal fixture is set for this Tuesday against Bundesliga side RB Leipzig from Portugal with the winner advancing to its first-ever Champions League final.

Tuchel sure hopes to be walking without the crutches and patrolling the sidelines injury-free come Tuesday night.

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