Both Liverpool and Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola have been charged by UEFA following the events of Tuesday’s Champions League encounter.
Tuesday night’s Champions League quarter-final clash between Liverpool and Manchester City was marred to a certain extent following the dismissal of City coach Pep Guardiola at half-time.
Angered by what he perceived to be the incorrect decision to disallow a goal scored by Leroy Sane just before the break, the Spaniard confronted one of the officials with his complaints before being sent-off. He spent the second-half watching his team’s night crumble from the stands as Liverpool came through with a 2-1 win on the night and a 5-1 victory on aggregate.
UEFA have since levelled a formal charge of improper conduct at Pep and he could well face suspension in the early stages of next year’s competition as a result. (via SkySports)
In addition to that, some of the away fans who visited to support the Reds were seen throwing objects and letting off pyrotechnics, something that the club themselves will have to answer to. This comes not too long after a bus carrying members of the Manchester City team was attacked by several fans, forcing a replacement vehicle to be sourced.
A sour taste was left in the mouths of those close to the story but we will keep you updated as these events unfold.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena