1 / 7 La Repubblica – Serie A La Republika Srl, Serie A’s oldest club, will not be able to get away with its tactics after it was fined €300,000 by UEFA for “illegal” substitutions.
Lazio, who won the league last season, were handed a fine for the incident after they were shown red cards in the first leg of the final, which Lazio won 2-0.
“The punishment will be taken by UEFA in due course, in the event that the Italian FA decides that the violation was intentional,” UEFA said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Following the first hearing, the disciplinary body of the Federation (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) decided to impose a fine on Lazio for the violation of the law,” the statement added.
“At the same time, UEFA has informed the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) that the punishment imposed on Lazios is a result of the violation.”
The UEFA ruling comes after the Italian Super Cup winners were shown a red card in the Champions League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.
It is the second time that the FIGC has ruled against Lazio in the Europa League quarter finals.
The FIGC fined Lazio €400,000 in 2012 for a similar violation of disciplinary rules.
In 2015, Lazio were fined €350,000 after being shown red card after a controversial penalty-kick shootout in the Serie A quarter-finals against Sampdoria.