Wednesday. 30.11.2022
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Atletico to close part of stadium for City clash due to fans behaviour

Supporters of the Spanish club were caught on camera performing alleged Nazi salutes during the Champions League quarter-final first leg last Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium
04 April 2022, United Kingdom, Manchester: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone attends a press conference at the Etihad Stadium ahead of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match against Manchester City. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire/dpa.
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone attends a press conference at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Nigel French/dpa.

Atletico Madrid will be forced to close a section of their stadium when they host Manchester City due to the "discriminatory behaviour" of their supporters.

City secured a 1-0 advantage in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium.

Supporters of the Spanish club were caught on camera performing alleged Nazi salutes during that game and UEFA subsequently charged the LaLiga champions with discriminatory behaviour and throwing of objects last Friday.

European football's governing body has since ordered Atletico to close part of the Wanda Metropolitano, so at least 5,000 fewer supporters will be able to attend the game against Pep Guariola's side.

UEFA has also ordered Atleti to implement a #NoToRacism banner when they clash with City on Wednesday.

Atletico were previously ordered by UEFA to close part of their stadium in the 2018-19 Champions League campaign, after a racist banner was unfurled during the 2018 Europa League final in Lyon.

Atletico to close part of stadium for City clash due to fans behaviour
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