Barcelona fined by Uefa after racist behaviour from fans at Paris St-Germain

Paris St-Germain and Barcelona players line up on the pitch before their Champions League quarter-final tie
Barcelona are second in La Liga and on the verge of qualifying for next season’s Champions League

Barcelona have been fined for racist behaviour and other actions by their fans in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Paris St-Germain.

In addition to the racism, Uefa also charged Barca over their supporters lighting fireworks and causing damage at the Parc des Princes.

The Spanish club will have to pay a fine of 32,000 euros (£27,000).

Barca won 3-2 in Paris but lost Tuesday’s reverse fixture 4-1 at home to go out of the Champions League.

In addition to the fine Barcelona have been banned from selling away tickets to their supporters for their next match in a Uefa competition as punishment for the racist behaviour, although the ban is suspended for a probationary period of one year.

Barcelona must also make contact with Paris St-Germain, who will meet Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals, within 30 days to settle the damage caused by supporters in the stadium.

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