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Saturday 21 October 2017

CSKA partial shut-down punishment

CSKA MOSCOW will play their next Champions League home game in a partially closed stadium after their fans were found guilty of racist behaviour by UEFA.

The European governing body has punished the Russian club after supporters were deemed to have directed monkey chants at Manchester City's Yaya Toure during last week's encounter at the Arena Khimki.

Section D of the stadium will now be closed for the visit of Bayern Munich on November 27.

Referee Ovidiu Hategan was cleared of any blame over why a public announcement calling for fans to desist from chanting was not made during the game.

UEFA president Michel Platini had ordered an internal inquiry into why procedure had not been followed after Toure complained.

It was determined Hategan had correctly followed this 'three-step protocol' to inform the venue director – in his case via the fourth official – of the need to make the announcement.

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