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Barcelona fined for celebratory PSG pitch invasion

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-03-2017

Barcelona have been fined €19,000 after their extraordinary Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain sparked a pitch invasion at Camp Nou.

A Neymar-inspired Barca team fought back after losing the first leg 4-0 in Paris to beat PSG 6-1 on home turf.

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Sergi Roberto's stoppage-time clincher understandably sparked scenes of wild celebration among the home fans, but UEFA have taken a dim view and hit the Spanish giants in the pocket.

Their sanction also accounted for "improper conduct of the team" as they picked up five yellow cards in the match.

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UEFA have also handed out additional fines to other clubs for breaking disciplinary rules in the Champions League and Europa League.

Napoli will have to pay €38,000 for the use of laser pointers, blocking stairways, and setting off fireworks during their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid.

Rostov were also penalised for fans setting off fireworks, and have been fined €16,000.

The biggest fine handed out is for Saint-Etienne during their Europa League loss against Manchester United. The Ligue 1 club need to pay €50,000 for the use of fireworks, throwing of objects and improper conduct from their fans.

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