Simeone, Alonso Face Suspension After Champions League Final Misconducts

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa, following the Argentine’s Champions League final meltdown in Lisbon.

The 42-year-old boss stormed on to the field in the wake of Real Madrid’s fourth goal on Saturday night, angry with France defender Raphael Varane- his second act of such during his side’s 4-1 loss.

The Frenchman had kicked the ball towards Simeone as he walked back after Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty made it 4-1 and, after whacking it back at him, the coach stormed on the the field and had to be restrained as he went for the player.

Diego Simeone Could Be Suspended for Next Season's Champions League.
Diego Simeone Could Be Suspended for Next Season’s Champions League.

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers sent off the Los Roji Blancos’ manager.

Real’s suspended midfielder Xabi Alonso has also been charged after sprinting down the touchline in celebration at the final whistle.

Europe football’s governing body have charged both clubs for receiving at least five yellow cards and they both face additional fines for fans lighting fireworks inside the stadium.

Real picked up five bookings, while seven of Atletico’s starting eleven were also cautioned.

Uefa will deal with all the cases at disciplinary hearing on 17 July.

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