The City team bus was pelted with missiles as it wound its way to Anfield yesterday evening, with windows being broken and a replacement bus needed to take Pep Guardiola’s men home.
Liverpool issued a public apology even before a ball had been kicked, but Guardiola was critical of the behaviour of the supporters after seeing his side suffer a shock 3-0 defeat at Anfield.
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UEFA has now taken action by charging Liverpool with four disciplinary breaches, two of which relate to the bus incident.
A statement from the European governing body read:
"Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC (3-0) played on 4 April in England.
"Charges against Liverpool FC:
- Setting off of fireworks - Article 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
- Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Acts of damage - Art. 16 (2) DR
- Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) DR
"The charges of acts of damage and crowd disturbances relate to incidents involving the Manchester City FC team bus. This case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 31 May."
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