March 20, 2008 / 5:24 PM / 11 years ago

Lyon fined over Champions League laser incident

Manchester's United Carlos Tevez (L) challenges Olympique Lyon's Kim Kallstrom during their Champions League first knockout round, first leg soccer match at Gerland stadium in Lyon February 20,2008. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

BERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - UEFA have fined Olympique Lyon 5,000 Swiss francs ($4,941) after the French club’s supporters used a laser to target opposition players in last month’s Champions League clash with Manchester United.

UEFA’s disciplinary body said that the Ligue 1 side had been sanctioned “for incidents of an unsporting nature.”

Television pictures showed United winger Cristiano Ronaldo being targeted by a green light both before and during the first knockout round tie at Lyon’s Stade Gerland on February 20..

The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with United going on to reach the quarter-finals after winning the second leg 1-0.

Thursday’s disciplinary decision is final as the fine is the maximum amount that UEFA’s disciplinary body can impose without the possibility for clubs to appeal.

editing by Justin Palmer

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