UEFA has fined Paris Saint-Germain due to a late kick-off violation during the team’s Champions League away group stage fixture against Istanbul Basaksehir, the association announced.
UEFA set the fine fee at €30,000, which the association claims that it must be paid within 90 days. More so, UEFA claims that the violation comes at the fault of manager Thomas Tuchel. Thus, the association also decided to hand out a one-game suspended ban to Tuchel for a UEFA fixture. UEFA did not set the suspension to a particular fixture but rather deferred to a probation period in which any following incident or violation over the upcoming year involving the German manager will trigger this one-game suspension.
This is not the first time that UEFA has come down on a punishment to Tuchel and PSG for this exact reason. PSG was fined €30,000 over a late kick-off violation during the team’s Champions League quarterfinal fixture against Atalanta last season. UEFA did not hand out a suspension for this violation but rather issued out a warning to Tuchel and the club.
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