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UEFA Slams Manchester City With Fine For Improper Conduct

Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, has fined Manchester City have been fined £11,910, for the “improper conduct of the team” during the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie with Atletico Madrid last month, BBC Sport reports.

Atletico defender Felipe’s sending-off after a foul on Phil Foden sparked a confrontation involving both sets of players and coaching staff.

The disciplinary committee of UEFA however has not punished Atletico.

During the incident former City defender Stefan Savic appeared to pull Jack Grealish’s hair before confronting the England forward after the game.

Atletico had been ordered to close part of their stadium prior to City’s visit before successfully appealing against Uefa’s decision.

UEFA had ordered Atletico to close at least 5,000 seats at the Wanda Metropolitano in response to “discriminatory behaviour” by Atletico fans during the first leg in Manchester.

That punishment was overturned after a request to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

City progressed to the semi-final but dramatically lost 6-5 on to Real Madrid.

The Premier League champions thought they had done enough to progress into the final after Riyad Mahrez’s strike gave them the lead with less than 20 minutes left.

But two late goals from substitute Rodrygo took the game to extra time before Karim Benzema converted a penalty to seal the tie.

Madrid will now meet City’s Premier League title rival Liverpool in the final slated for Paris.

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