UEFA orders partial closure of Atletico Madrid stadium

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On Monday, UEFA ordered the partial closure of the Atletico Madrid stadium, Wanda Metropolitano, for the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final match against Manchester City over “discriminatory behaviour” of their supporters. 

Manchester City won the first leg 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium when Kevin De Bruyne scored a goal in the 70th minute. However, Atletico didn’t manage to create many chances at all in the first leg.

The fans of the Spanish team threw objects and were charged for their actions in the first leg. In preparation for the next UEFA competition match they will host, the Appeals Body of European soccer’s governing body has ordered the partial closure of Atletico’s stadium.

“Club Atletico de Madrid shall inform prior to the match, the sector(s) to be closed, which shall at least comprehend 5,000 seats,” UEFA said in a statement.

“It also ordered Atletico to display a banner with the wording “#NoToRacism” and the UEFA logo on it.”

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