UEFA fine Barcelona & Napoli for late kick-off in the Champions League

The two clubs were fined €15,000, while Napoli also suffered an additional fine

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Barcelona have been fined by UEFA for kicking off their Champions League game late against Napoli last month, the club learned on Tuesday. 


UEFA are very careful when it comes to punctuality due to the rights deals with television companies. For that reason, they have decided to fine both Barça and Napoli 15,000 euros for the late kick-off. 

In addition, Napoli have also been fined an additional 12,000 euros for the use of a laser pointer from the stands during the game, which ended 1-1 in Italy. 

Remember that the second leg has not yet been played due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was due to be played on Marc 14 but was cancelled by UEFA. 

UEFA will meet again via video conference on Wednesday to discuss the issues currently taking up the game's time, including when it may be possible to resume the Champions League. 

"UEFA has invited the general secretaries of its 55 members associations to a videoconference on Wednesday April 1 at midday to share an update on the progress made by the two working groups that were created two weeks ago and to discuss options identified with regards to the potential rescheduling of matches," a statement said.

"The meeting will look at developments across all UEFA national team and club competitions, as well as discussing progress at FIFA and European level on matters such as player contracts and the transfer system."



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