Football: Real Madrid ordered to close part of stadium over racism

May 30, 2014 - 5:50:21 pm

NYON, Switzerland: UEFA have ordered Real Madrid to partially close two sectors of its Santiago Bernabeu stadium for one European match because of some fans' racist behaviour during the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich last month.

"Following the charge of racist behaviour by Real Madrid supporters during the match, the Control and Disciplinary Body has ordered the partial closure of the Santiago Bernabeu for one match," UEFA said in a statement.

"More specifically, sectors 120 and 122 of the stadium will be closed for the club's next UEFA competition home game. Real Madrid are obliged to display a banner with the wording 'No to Racism' in those sectors."

Real won the semi-final against Bayern and went on to defeat city rivals Atletico Madrid in the final, 4-1, for their 10th European title. (AFP)