Football: Besiktas cops €25k fine from Uefa for Champions League floodlight failure

(REUTERS) - Uefa has fined Besiktas for the failure of their floodlights in last month's Champions League game against RB Leipzig, European football's governing body said on Tuesday (Oct 24).

The Turkish champions were slapped with the €25,000 (S$40,000)fine for "insufficient organisation" after the floodlight failure halted the game for 10 minutes.

The German Bundesliga side had made a bright start to the second half of the game, but their momentum was halted by the delay and Besiktas hung on for a 2-0 win in Group G.

A breach of the safety and security regulations over blocked stairways also contributed to the level of the fine.

Besiktas currently lead Group G on nine points with three wins from three games, while second-placed Leipzig have four points.

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