Football Notes: Russian Side Zenit St. Petersburg Could Face UEFA Sanctions
Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg is "likely to be in hot water with UEFA once again," following the behavior of their fans in the second leg of the club's Champions League Round of 16 match against Borussia Dortmund. During the match, Zenit fans "stole a German flag, which belonged to the Borussia Dortmund supporters, which they then preceeded to set on fire." The "German press says that UEFA could open a disciplinary case" against Zenit (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 3/20). ... Unless there is a "drastic change" in the Spanish Football League's (LFP) investigation into Barcelona's signing of Neymar, "the LFP will not sanction the club." The LFP's Committee for Economic Control "is already very advanced in regards to its final decision: it has no intention of fining Barcelona" (MARCA, 3/20).