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AEK to refund Bayern fans

Greek Superleague football club AEK Athens is to refund Bayern Munich fans €10 ($11.30/£9) each after charging excessive ticket prices for their Champions League match.

The German Bundesliga club won the Champions League game at the Olympic Stadium 2-0 on October 23, but its fans were reportedly charged €35 for their tickets while the equivalent seats cost AEK fans €15.

UEFA’s disciplinary panel said AEK needs to reimburse Bayern €32,880 for the 3,288 tickets sold to away fans for the game in October.

UEFA also warned AEK “for the ticket price violation.”

Champions League safety rules state that away fan tickets “must not exceed the price paid for tickets of a comparable category” for home fans.

Pricing policies employed by clubs in UEFA competitions have been the subject of much debate and Bayern was also involved when UEFA last year punished Belgian First Division A outfit Anderlecht.

UEFA eventually ordered Anderlecht to pay Bayern fans €30 each in compensation.

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