( dpa ) - The German Football Federation (DFB) Tuesday fined Bundesliga club Nuremberg 50,000 euros (78,500 dollars) after their fans fired flares and firecrackers onto the pitch in a match Sunday at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Frankfurt were fined 25,000 euros, with both punished for failing to protect the match officials and players. Both clubs have accepted the fines.
Nuremberg officials had feared the relegation-threatened club could face a home field ban or a point deduction on top of a fine.
The DFB said a repeat offence could result in a home match ban or a match played without spectators.
The objects thrown from the Nuremberg section of the stands led to an interruption of 20 minutes late in the first half of the match Nuremberg went on to win 3-1.
Frankfurt chairman Heribert Bruchhagen had acknowledged that security measures need to be improved.