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04/19/2002. Today in Zurich, Uefa's "Jury D'Appel" met in order to decide on Roma's appeal, regarding the incidents at the end of the Champions League match against Galatasaray.

All of the suspensions previously sanctioned were either reduced or cancelled. Those of skipper Totti and Brazilian midfielder Lima were reduced from 3 rounds to 2 and 1 respectively.

As for the Olimpico stadium, the Uefa turned the one-round suspension into a heavier fine (from 200.000 to 500.000 Swiss Francs).
 

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Roma bans reduced by UEFA Friday 19 April, 2002

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Francesco Totti and Francisco Lima have had their three-game European bans reduced for their involvement in the Roma-Galatasaray post match brawl.

Totti will now only have to serve a two-match ban while Lima’s has been cut to just a one-game suspension. Roma have also had their one-match home ban scrapped.

But both Gabriel Batistuta and Coach Fabio Capello will still have to sit out their next European game.

A near riot broke out at the end of the 1-1 Champions’ League draw on March 13 in which Italian police were also involved.


“It went well,” commented Roma President Franco Sensi. “The important thing is that we will be able to play at the Stadio Olimpico.”


The hefty fine is added to the previous financial penalty for the incident.

“It doesn’t matter, as if we had to play elsewhere for a game then it would have cost more or less the same. Playing in front of your home fans in the Champions’ League can be decisive.”


“We couldn’t achieve anything more than to have the players’ bans cut,” added Sensi, “but it is still an important step in the right direction.”
 
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