PSV fans banned for next European game

Oct 27 (Reuters) – PSV Eindhoven were forced to play their next game of European competition without their visiting fans after crowd problems marred their Europa League defeat to Arsenal last week, UEFA said on Thursday. .

PSV fans ripped up seats and lit flares, throwing one to Arsenal fans during the game at London’s Emirates Stadium, which ended in a 1-0 victory for the hosts.

PSV also received a fine of 40,000 euros ($40,000).

PSV’s next away game in European competition will be against Bodo/Glimt from Norway on 3 November.

UEFA added that PSV must “contact Arsenal FC within 30 days to resolve the damage caused by their supporters, ie damaged seats”.

PSV face Arsenal at Philips Stadion later this Thursday. Arsenal lead Group A with 12 points from four games, five ahead of second-placed Dutch.

(US$ 1 = 0.9968 euros)

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