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After reaching the quarter-finals: Are Bayern now taking action against UEFA?

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Now it’s official: after successfully reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Munich can celebrate. At the same time, however, they are also facing a match in the premier class, which will be played away from home without Bayern fans. However, the club is considering an appeal against the penalty imposed by UEFA.

Last Thursday, UEFA officially announced that FC Bayern would be punished for the behaviour of some fans during the first leg of the round of 16 tie in Rome (0:1). In addition to the fine of €10,500 (throwing objects) and €40,250 (setting off pyrotechnics), no Munich fans will be allowed to attend the upcoming away match in the Champions League. It was previously reported that the club intended to have an appeal examined.

No fans at the away match: Appeal being examined

Nothing has changed since the club actually reached the next knockout round. Bayern still want to avert the judgement now that it is clear that the record champions will play two more matches in the Champions League. The draw for the quarter-finals is scheduled for 15 March – only then will we find out whether Thomas Tuchel’s team will first play at home in the Allianz Arena or away.

The punishment is so severe because UEFA had previously imposed a suspended sentence on the Munich team. Similar pyro incidents had already occurred during the 2:1 against FC Copenhagen on 3 October 2023. In addition to a fine, there was then the threat of expulsion, which is now becoming a reality following the events of the Lazio first leg.

The away block in the match against the Romans was set alight, despite the club urging fans to refrain from similar behaviour in future.

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