Uefa look into United game

Uefa has opened disciplinary cases against Marseille and Manchester United fans following Wednesday night's UEFA Champions League game.

The dour 0-0 draw at the Stade Velodrome in the first leg of their last-16 clash saw incidents involving both sets of supporters, leading Uefa to open separate cases.

Marseille fans are accused of reportedly shining a laser pen at Manchester Unitedplayers, with both Nani and Patrice Evra among those targeted during the game.

French side Lyon were fined 3,200 by Uefa in 2008 for "incidents of an unsporting nature" after their fans shone a laser pen on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Uefa are also looking into reports that the travelling United fans lit flares in the away end on Wednesday night, breaking Uefa competition rules.

Both hearings are set to be heard on 17th March.

Portugese winger Nani shrugged off the unwanted attention from the Marseille crowd, instead turning his attention to the crucial second leg at Old Trafford.

"We need to make sure we are positive and strong from the start in the next game and do our best to try and score an early goal," said Nani.

"Our performance last night wasn't the best. We worked hard but sometimes things don't turn out how you'd hope.

"We have another opportunity to get the job done in the next game and with our supporters behind us we know we have a fantastic chance.

"We have some massive games coming up. The next few weeks are going to be very important for us.

"We are focused on winning every game because we know the results in the next few matches could prove decisive."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 25 February 2011