Monaco: Monaco have been issued a three-point deduction (one suspended) and ordered to play one match behind closed doors following crowd trouble, the Professional Football League (LFP) confirmed.
The Principality-based outfit were punished for supporters` actions during the aftermath of the 2-1 victory over Le Mans in May.
The incident occurred after Claudio Ranieri`s men were officially crowned Ligue 2 champions, when the home supporters invaded the pitch which resulted in the referee being hit by a fan.
The LFP released a statement illustrating why the punishment has been carried out, which read: "Behaviour of Monaco fans: the use of pyrotechnics, the pitch-invasion at the end of the match and the brutality towards the referee by one supporter."
Monaco are widely expected to launch a title charge this season having spent big to bring in the likes of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho to Stade Louis II during the summer.
I`ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.