Manchester City, Atletico Madrid face UEFA sanctions over brawl

Atletico Madrid and Manchester City are both at risk of facing sanctions once UEFA completes its investigation of the altercations that took place at the tail end of the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals between the two clubs.

A brawl was witnessed on the pitch for a full four minutes before the situation was brought under control enough for the referee to issue red and yellow cards. The match was goalless at that point, and the friction started after Atletico players started to grow impatient over what they deemed to be the delaying tactics of the Sky Blues.

With time running out, Manchester City were set to advance thanks to a 1-0 advantage from the first leg. The home side was desperate to find an equaliser, and they were well aware of the clock running down.