Paris Saint-Germain

Nasser Al-Khelaifi escapes UEFA punishment following investigation into conduct against referee

Sean Walsh
Al-Khelaifi's aggressive behaviour was documented in the referee's report
Al-Khelaifi's aggressive behaviour was documented in the referee's report / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi will not face action from UEFA following an investigation into his conduct in the aftermath of the club's Champions League exit to Real Madrid in March.

PSG led 2-0 on aggregate heading into the latter stages of their last 16 tie with the eventual winners, but conceded three late goals to end their hopes of European glory for another season.

Real Madrid's first goal to kickstart their comeback saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma dispossessed by Karim Benzema, but PSG contested that the Italian was fouled by Los Blancos' number nine and the club hierarchy were incensed with the decision.

Al-Khelaifi's behaviour at full-time was documented in the referee's report, with it alleged that the PSG chief "behaved aggressively and tried to enter the referee's dressing room. When the referee asked them to leave, the president hit a piece of the assistant's equipment, breaking it."

UEFA opened an investigation into the conduct of PSG's officials that night, but Al-Khelaifi has escaped punishment for his actions.

However, outgoing sporting director Leonardo has been charged for his role in confronting the match officials and for comments made regarding refereeing decisions on the night, receiving a one-match ban in UEFA competitions and a fine of €10,000.

Leonardo left his post at PSG last month and it has been reported that he could take up a role at Valencia, who recently appointed Gennaro Gattuso as their new head coach.

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