(Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade have been banned from selling tickets to their fans for the club’s next two Champions League away games because of crowd trouble during last month’s playoff tie at Salzburg, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday.
Red Star were charged with several offences, including a pitch invasion by fans who also set off fireworks, as they came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and reach the group stage on away goals at Salzburg’s Red Bull Arena.
UEFA’s disciplinary committee also fined the Serbian club 30,000 euros ($34,695) and ordered them to contact Salzburg within 30 days to pay for damages caused by their supporters.
Red Star fans will not be allowed to buy tickets for the Champions League Group C games at Paris St Germain on Oct. 3 and Liverpool on Oct. 24.
Serbian champions Red Star, who won the European Cup in 1991, have got to the group stage for the first time since the Champions League was launched in 1992.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; editing by Ken Ferris)