Football: Man City face Uefa disciplinary charge over fireworks during PSG win

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne celebrating after scoring against Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium on April 12, 2016.
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne celebrating after scoring against Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium on April 12, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Manchester City have been charged by Uefa after fans set off fireworks during Tuesday night's 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium.

Kevin de Bruyne's 76th-minute goal sent City through to their first Champions League semi-final with a 3-2 aggregate win over the French side, but the English Premier League side could face punishment from European football's governing body.

"Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the Uefa Champions League second-leg quarter final between Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain played on 12 April in England," read a Uefa statement.

"Charges against Manchester City FC: - Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) of the Uefa Disciplinary Regulations.

"This case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 19 May," it added.