Uefa Punish Atletico Ahead of Man City Visit

Uefa has ordered Atletico Madrid to close part of their stadium for Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City. The Spanish champions must close off at least 5,000 seats at the 68,456-capacity Wanda Metropolitano. The punishment is for the “discriminatory behavior” of Atletico fans during last week’s first-leg match in Manchester, which ended in favor of Manchester City.

Uefa Orders Atletico to Close Part of their Stadium

Atletico will also have to display a banner reading “#NoToRacism”. Meanwhile, the body has provisionally suspended Roma goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos and Bodo/Glimt manager Kjetil Knutsen while they investigate an alleged altercation between the two in the aftermath of last Thursday’s Europa Conference League game. Bodo/Glimt claimed a 2-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Roma side in the first leg of the quarter-final.

Uefa Punish Atletico Ahead Of Man City Visit
Uefa Punish Atletico Ahead of Man City Visit

The Norwegian club released a statement that stated they had video evidence of head coach Knutsen being attacked by members of Roma’s support staff, including Santos. In response to Uefa’s decision to suspend Knutsen, Bodo/Glimt released a statement saying: “We are surprised and shocked by Uefa’s decision. We will appeal and will work on it throughout the evening. Beyond that, we currently have no comments.”

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