Real Madrid pay the price of hooliganism

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Real Madrid have been fined pounds 57,000 as a result of violent behaviour by their supporters during the European Cup quarter-final second leg against Juventus last month.

Uefa, European football's governing body, said the fine took into account not only the behaviour of some Real fans during the 20 March match in Turin, but also "material and personal damage caused to the home club".

Juventus were fined pounds 8,000 for "setting off fireworks and organisational shortcomings" at the same match. The Italians were also fined pounds 22,000 for fan fireworks and a pitch invasion by eight supporters after their semi-final first leg against Nantes in Turin on 3 April.

Nantes were fined pounds 5,200 or their team's improper conduct at the return match in France on 17 April. Nantes' Bruno Carotti was banned for two games after being dismissed.

There was also trouble in the other semi-final second leg, which pitted Greece's Panathinaikos against Ajax Amsterdam. The Greeks were fined pounds 8,000 because their supporters threw fireworks and other objects on to the pitch.

Spain's Manuel Diaz Vega will take charge of the European Cup final between Ajax and Juventus in Rome on 22 May. Italy's Pierluigi Pairetto will referee the Cup-Winners' Cup final between Paris Saint-German and Rapid Vienna in Brussels on 8 May.

Tonnie Bruins Slot, Johan Cruyff's assistant at Barcelona, will move to PSV Eindhoven to run their youth division next season. Bruins Slot, who has spent eight years as assistant to Cruyff at Barcelona, signed a five-year contract with PSV. Before Bruins Slot moved to Barcelona he headed Ajax's youth section.

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