Atletico Madrid hit with partial stadium closure for Man City second leg over alleged Nazi salutes

Atletico Madrid have been hit with a partial stadium closure for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg clash
Atletico Madrid have been hit with a partial stadium closure for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg clash

Supporters were caught on camera appearing to perform Nazi salutes as their team lost 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium last week

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Atletico Madrid have been handed a partial stadium closure for their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday due to discriminatory behaviour of their fans during the first leg.

Atletico supporters were caught on camera appearing to perform Nazi salutes as their team lost 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium last Tuesday.

As a result, European football’s governing body, UEFA have ordered them to close a section containing a minimum of 5,000 seats as they welcome the current Premier League champions to the Wanda Metropolitano.

UEFA have said the La Liga club must display a banner containing the wording ‘#NoToRacism’ as well as the UEFA logo.

The decision of UEFA’s appeals body read: “To order the partial closure of the Club Atletico de Madrid stadium during the next UEFA competition match in which Club Atletico de Madrid would play as the host club, for the discriminatory behaviour of its supporters.

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