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Lyon fined for Ronaldo laser beam

Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo came close to scoring at Lyon with a vicious free-kick

Uefa has fined Lyon 2,520 after Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo was targeted with a laser pen during their Champions League tie last month.

The incidents at the Stade Gerland both before and during the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie on 20 February were reported by United.

And Uefa's Control and Disciplinary Committee imposed the fine for "incidents of an unsporting nature".

There was no suggestion Ronaldo's health could have been affected.

Uefa made the decision after studying reports from referee Luis Medina Cantalejo and Uefa delegate Jan Damgaard.

The game ended in a 1-1 draw but United went through 2-1 on aggregate.

  • Bolton and Everton have also been fined by Uefa.

    Wanderers were fined 5,000 for crowd disturbances during their Uefa Cup match against Atletico Madrid on 21 February - Atletico were fined 15,000 after fans threw missiles and fireworks during the match.

    606: DEBATE

    Everton, meanwhile, were fined 2,520 after fans invaded the field and three missiles during their Uefa Cup match at SK Brann of Norway on 13 February.

    Bolton can appeal against the decision, but Everton's punishment is final.



  • see also
    Bolton & Atletico face Uefa probe
    29 Feb 08 |  Bolton Wanderers
    Man Utd 1-0 Lyon (agg 2-1)
    04 Mar 08 |  Europe
    Lyon 1-1 Man Utd
    20 Feb 08 |  Europe


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