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Besiktas charged by UEFA for cat invasion

Besiktas v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
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The UEFA have charged Besiktas after a cat came on to the pitch during their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League tie

Sky Sports has reported that, during the second leg of their last of 16 tie against the Bundesliga leaders, the match was called to a halt after a cat had come to the pitch after the break.

UEFA have now charged Besiktas for insufficient organisation and the Turkish side could also find themselves in trouble for allowing fans to throw objects and to block the stairways.

The club are currently on a probationary period by the UEFA after crowd trouble during their Europa League tie against Lyon last year had initially caused the governing body to have handed Besiktas a ban from European competition. However, it was later reduced to a probationary trial.

Consequentially, Besiktas then later banned their own supporters from travelling to their away fixtures in the Champions League in a bid to avoid any further penalties by the UEFA.

But in light of their recent match against Bayern, the Istanbul club are now facing the prospect of having their original punishment reinstated.