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Guardiola Charged With Improper Conduct By UEFA

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has been given a charge of improper conduct by UEFA after he confronted referee Mateu Lahoz at halftime about a disallowed goal from Leroy Sane. Guardiola felt that the ball had come off a defender last, and therefore Sane should not have been ruled offside for a goal that would have put Manchester City 2-0 up on the night. 

He had some words for the officials after the match, per ESPN, “I said it was a goal. I didn’t insult him. I was polite, I was correct. But [Antonio] Mateu Lahoz is a special guy. He likes to be different, he likes to be special … when everybody sees the things, he’s going to decide the opposite. It’s too much to send [me] off because I didn’t say any wrong word.”

Liverpool were also handed a charge for fans’ use of fireworks and missiles. This is Liverpool’s second charge, as their fans damaged the Manchester City team bus last week. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will deal with the charges on May 31.

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