Rapid fined for riots at Europa League game

Rapid Vienna have been handed a fine and will face playing a Europa League match behind closed doors following a flair fight between fans and pitch invasions by supporters last week at the first leg of the game in Greece between Rapid and PAOK Salonika.

The first leg of the Europa League play-off was won 2-1 by Salonika.

Rapid Vienna has been given a 75,000 Euro fine by UEFA and will face one game behind closed doors.  In addition Rapid Vienna faces a ban from international competition if there are any repeat offences by fans. The sentence has been suspended for three years.

PAOK Salonika has been given a 150,000 Euro fine and faces playing three games behind closed doors. They have also been hit with a one year ban from European football which has been suspended for three years.

Fans will not be banned from the return leg of the game which is to take place on Thursday as planned in Vienna.

Security for the game has been increased. Around 800 PAOK fans are expected in Vienna.