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Atletico Madrid face UEFA charge after fans display far-right banner in Europe League final

Atletico Madrid face UEFA charge after fans display far-right banner in Europe League final

  • Atletico Madrid face UEFA charges after fans displayed a far-right banner
  • Marseille will be charged for damage to Lyon's stadium and players being late
  • Atletico beat Marseille 3-0 in the Europa League final as they claim another title 

By Associated Press Reporter

Published: 11:54 EDT, 17 May 2018 | Updated: 11:54 EDT, 17 May 2018

Europa League winners Atletico Madrid face UEFA punishment after their fans were displaying a far-right banner at the final on Wednesday.

UEFA say Atletico face charges for 'racist behaviour' and also fans lighting fireworks. The case will be judged on May 31.

Marseille will face several charges as well including crowd disturbances during the 3-0 loss to Atletico in Lyon.

Atletico Madrid fans were shown displaying this 'Nazi banner' on worldwide television
Atletico Madrid fans were shown displaying this 'Nazi banner' on worldwide television

Atletico Madrid fans were shown displaying this 'Nazi banner' on worldwide television


Marseille fans caused 'acts of damage' at the home stadium of rivals Lyon. The French team also faces a fine for players returning late to start the second half. 

It was an eventful occasion on the pitch as well as off it. Atletico took the lead midway through the first half when Antoine Griezmann capitalised on a mistake.

Soon after, Dimitri Payet was reduced to tears when he had to be substituted with injury, putting his World Cup at risk.

Atletico Madrid won the Europa League final 3-0 against Marseille, who were also charged
Atletico Madrid won the Europa League final 3-0 against Marseille, who were also charged

Atletico Madrid won the Europa League final 3-0 against Marseille, who were also charged

Atletico went on to score twice more in the second-half and win Diego Simeone's sixth trophy with them.

It was also a memorable day for Fernando Torres, who will be leaving his boyhood club at the end of the season. 

Griezmann also looks set to depart this summer, and handed his side a welcome leaving present. 

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