UEFA launched disciplinary proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi over heated incidents following the team’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.
PSG boss Nasser Al Khelaifi in trouble as UEFA open disciplinary proceedings (Reuters Photo)
- UEFA launches disciplinary proceedings against PSG boss Al-Khelaifi after defeat by Real Madrid
- Disciplinary proceedings confirmed by UEFA have been opened without providing the details
- PSG were beaten 3-1 in Madrid and left the round of 16 with a 2-3 aggregate defeat
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Paris St Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo following Wednesday’s 3-1 Champions League defeat by Real Madrid.
The Qatari is also a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, chairman of the influential European Club Association and head of the Doha-based beIN Media Group – a key holder of television rights for the Champions League.
The disciplinary case, which includes sporting director Leonardo, followed reports that Al-Khelaifi was on Wednesday night looking for match officials to protest the referees’ decisions.
“We confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened. UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will make a decision in due course,” the governing body of European football told Reuters.
PSG were beaten 3-1 in Madrid and left the round of 16 with a 2-3 aggregate defeat. The French side had led 1-0 from the first leg and Kylian Mbappe scored again in Madrid to give PSG a 2-0 aggregate lead only to be wiped out by Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick.
UEFA confirmed that disciplinary proceedings had been opened, without giving details.
The French dominated possession and led 1-0 until Karim Benzema equalized in the 61st minute, a goal PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino said should not be allowed after goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was fouled in the build-up.
PSG, who lost the round of 16 3-2 on aggregate, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.