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UEFA asked to probe Ronaldo laser incident

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  • UEFA urged to investigate a laser beam incident involving Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The winger was left dazzled before the Champions League draw against Lyon
  • Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "We reported it to UEFA before the game."
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LONDON, England -- UEFA have been urged to investigate a laser beam incident involving Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo was left dazzled by a laser beam prior to Manchester United's 1-1 draw at Lyon on Wednesday.

The Portugal winger was left dazzled before the 1-1 draw against Lyon in the Champions League on Wednesday.

United fought back in the first-leg match after Karim Benzema scored a superb opening goal in the 54th minute. Carlos Tevez came off the bench to equalise three minutes from time after Nani's cross caused confusion in the Lyon defense.

United would now appear to be in the driving seat for a place in quarterfinals with the teams due to meet in the second leg at Old Trafford.

But the French club could be subject to an investigation before then by European football's governing body over one of their supporters aiming a laser at Ronaldo.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "We reported the matter to UEFA before the game. We noticed it in the warm-up and they (UEFA) are aware of it."

A spokesman for UEFA indicated they required more information from referee Luis Medina Cantalejo and match delegate Jan Damgaard before commenting further.

"We need to have more information about it, then a decision will be taken," said the spokesman. "If it proves to be correct then it would be viewed as misbehavior of the supporters, which would then be investigated.

"We have a whole range of different disciplinary measures, beginning with a warning, then fines and so on," the spokesman added.

Television pictures suggested Ronaldo was again targeted during the match itself. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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