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Romanian club gets total fan ban for 6 games

  • AP, Thursday, November 3, 2011 3:09 PM

Petrolul Ploiesti, the Romanian club at whose stadium a fan rushed the field and punched a Steaua Bucharest, has been ordered to play six home games in an empty stadium and was fined Petrolul Ploiesti $19,000 by the Romanian federation.

Steaua Bucharest defender George Galamaz suffered a broken cheekbone in the attack by Dragos Petrut Enache, who was jailed for 29 days pending trial.

Galamaz's two teammates who began beating up Enache after the attack had their red cards rescinded by the federation.

The game was abandoned in the first half after home fans threw flares onto the field. Steaua was leading 2-0.

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