Beitar awaits fate heading into second leg

Beitar Jerusalem is set to be handed a stiff punishment by UEFA on Thursday when it faces four different charges for the behavior of its fans in last week’s Europa League second qualifying round first leg in Charleroi, Belgium.

Beitar’s case will be discussed by UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body hours before it hosts the Belgians in the return leg at Teddy Stadium.

Nine-man Beitar was thrashed 5-1 in the first leg tie – a match that was held up at the start when fans threw dozens of incendiary devices onto the pitch, enveloping it in smoke. In second half stoppage time, Charleroi goalkeeper Nicolas Penneteau was hit by a hard object thrown from the crowd, which forced another delay.


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