AEK Athens to reimburse Bayern Munich £30m for ticket-price violation in Champions League group stage tie
- AEK Athens ordered to pay £9 for each of the 3,288 tickets sold to away fans
- Greek champions also warned over the ticket price violation by UEFA
- Bayern Munich won the game in Greece’s capital 2-0 back in October
Greek champions AEK Athens were ordered to reimburse Bayern Munich £30m for a ticket price violation in their Champions League Game in Athens in October.
UEFA said its control, ethics and disciplinary body had ordered AEK to pay Bayern £9 for each of the 3,288 tickets sold to away fans ‘for the difference of the ticket prices between home and away supporters.’
It also warned AEK over the ticket price violation.
Greek champions AEK Athens have been ordered to reimburse Bayern Munich £30m
The Greek team were eliminated in the competition’s group stage. They lost 2-0 to Bayern in Athens on October 23.
In a separate case UEFA fined the Greek Football Federation £9,000 for racist behaviour by Greece fans during their team’s 1-0 defeat by Estonia in the Nations League last month.
Pictures from that match at Athens’ Olympic stadium showed groups of home fans holding up a banner with a Nazi symbol while others burned a Turkish flag.
UEFA ordered parts of the stands closed for Greece’s next match at Crete’s Pankrition stadium and a banner to be displayed there with the wording ‘#EqualGame’, with the UEFA logo on it.
There was a ticket price violation by AEK Athens for the visit of Bayern Munich in October