UEFA commissions inquiry of UCL final fiasco

UEFA commissions inquiry into UCL final fiasco

May 31, 2022 by www.espn.com - SOCCER

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  • (1:32) 7:28 PM UTC * Mark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC UEFA has commissioned an independent inquiry into the events which led to the delayed kickoff at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris, including supporters being sprayed with tear gas by riot police outside the Stade de France.
  • Senior French politicians said on Monday that between "30,000-40,000 fake tickets" were a central factor in the disorder outside the stadium, which led to thousands of Liverpool fans being held in large crowds while waiting to enter via the turnstiles.
  • Marcotti: Madrid strengthen UCL legacy with win vs. Liverpool - Ogden: Courtois inspires Madrid to glory by denying Liverpool - Olley: Liverpool's UCL final loss will test mental toughness UEFA also claimed on Saturday that the late arrival of supporters was another contributory factor to the delayed kickoff -- an allegation rejected by Liverpool, who demanded an inquiry over the weekend.
  • Also on Monday, Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan responded to questions about the videos and images showing treatment of fans in Paris on gameday.

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