Pasto fined after official hit by object

BOGOTA - Colombian club Pasto had three points deducted, ordered to play one match behind closed doors and fined on Tuesday after a linesman was hit by an object thrown from the crowd at a first division match at the weekend.

Referee Oscar Ruiz suspended Sunday's match, which Pasto were leading 1-0 against Real Cartagena, two minutes into stoppage time when linesman Alejandro Gallego was hit by an object and needed medical attention.

The Colombian league's governing body Dimayor announced the sanctions in a bulletin posted on its website, fining Pasto 8.9 million pesos and ordering "a one-match suspension behind closed doors".

Dimayor added that Pasto, who were second in the Clausura championship standings before losing the three points which were instead awarded to Cartagena, had the right to appeal.