UEFA has ordered Atletico Madrid to close part of their stadium for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-finals second leg encounter with Manchester City.
The sanction came after the Atletico Madrid Fans were caught on camera throwing objects and discriminatory behavior during the first leg defeat at the Etihad.
Uefa has ordered Atletico to close a section of the Wanda Metropolitano stadium containing a minimum of 5,000 seats for their second leg game with Manchester City.
In addition, Atletico Madrid must also display a banner containing the wording ‘#NoToRacism’, together with the Uefa logo.
What was said?
UEFA gave the order on Monday after an investigation into the supporters’ behavior.
“To order the partial closure of the Club Atlético de Madrid stadium during the next (1) UEFA competition match in which Club Atlético de Madrid would play as the host club, for the discriminatory behavior of its supporters,” a statement read.
“Club Atlético de Madrid shall inform prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 5,000 seats.”
The statement added: “To order Club Atlético de Madrid to implement the following directive in the next UEFA competition match which the club shall play as the host club: to display a banner with the wording “#NoToRacism”, with the UEFA logo on it.”
The winner of this tie will meet Chelsea or Real Madrid in the semi-final.