Date: 27th April 2018 at 6:54pm

Three of the four teams in the Europa League semi-final ties have been charged by UEFA.

The 1-1 draw the Emirates between Arsenal and Atletico saw Atleti’s Sime Vrsaljko sent off and boss Diego Simeone sent to the stands just minutes later.

Simeone has been charged with insulting a match official and Atletico with improper conduct of the coach and the throwing of objects.

Arsenal meanwhile have been charged for fireworks set off.

Atletico’s Sime Vrsaljko reacts as he is shown a red card by referee Clement Turpin

Both hearings will take place on 4 May, one day after the second leg in Madrid.

The tie hangs on a knife edge after the side’s drew 1-1. Antoine Griezmann was on hand to capitalise on a mishap at the back for Arsenal and bring Atleti on level terms.

Who they could meet in the final appears more clear after Marseille ran out 2-0 winners against Red Bull Salzburg in the other semi-final. The French side also received two Uefa charges, for setting off fireworks and the blocking of stairways.


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