Arsenal Kiev forfeits Europa League win
NYON, Switzerland ● Ukrainian club Arsenal Kiev has forfeited a 3-0 win in the Europa League for fielding Cameroon forward Eric Matoukou when he was ineligible to play.
UEFA says it awarded Kiev’s opponent ND Mura a 3-0 victory by default. Mura will defend the lead in Slovenia on Thursday in their third qualifying round, second-leg match.
Matoukou scored the third goal in the first leg in Ukraine last Thursday when he should have been suspended.
UEFA says Matoukou still had one match to serve for a red card received playing for Genk of Belgium in a Europa League qualifying match against Porto in August 2010.
UEFA’s disciplinary panel also banned Matoukou for two more matches.