For excesses of fans « Zenith » will pay 50 thousand euro
Kontrolno - the disciplinary committee of UEFA has fined « Zenith » in total on 50 thousand euro. 30 thousand – for behaviour of fans during time a match of the fifth tour of group tournament of League of champions « Zenith » - APOEL and 20 thousand – for infringements during a duel of the fourth tour « Zenith » - « the Miner ».
Many experts were afraid that punishment will be more severe. For example, disqualification on some matches of stadium « Petrovsky » and even an exception « Zenith » from draw of Euro cups. The regulations of UEFA provide it. In a match « Zenith » - APOEL fans constantly threw in the field smoke candles, from - for what the judge even has stopped game. Moreover, according to football players « Zenith » the arbitrator was going to stop a match on a broader scale. Has rescued a wind which has quickly dispelled a smoke over a field.
However, right after a duel a deputy head a press - services « Zenith » Dmitry Cimmerman in conversation with the correspondent « has expressed hope that business can be limited to the penalty. As the duel has been finished, and on its organisation the delegate of UEFA of claims has not shown.
According to experts, other factor which has allowed « to Zenith » to avoid more severe punishment, – it is an exit of our command, and for the first time in its stories, in 1/ 8 endings of League of champions. Football bosses, probably, have not wanted, that the first match plej - off « Zenith » played without spectators or a neutral field.
we Will consider that « Zenith » has got off light. 50 000 euros for our club – not so big money. However, as have informed in club, measures of examination of fans on matches of Euro cups will be strengthened now.