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Basel charged for fans on pitch near Ronaldo

India TV News Desk 27 Nov 2014, 23:26:58 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Nyon, Switzerland: UEFA has charged Basel after fans ran onto the pitch and approached Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo during a Champions League match.

Five spectators encroached on the pitch from different sections of the St-Jakob Park stadium in the 89th minute of Madrid's 1-0 win on Wednesday.

Play was delayed for about two minutes as three of the spectators were chased and caught by security staff. The other two spectators appeared to be filming the arrest of a fan wearing a Madrid shirt.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case on Dec. 11.

Basel was sanctioned by UEFA twice last season for incidents that disrupted Champions League and Europa League matches.

In the first, Greenpeace activists abseiled from the stadium roof to protest competition sponsor Gazprom.