UEFA makes decision on stadium closure ahead of Europa League clash between Lazio and Celtic

Celtic's Europa League match against Lazio in Rome will be subject to a partial stadium closure after the Italian club were charged with racist behaviour by UEFA.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 8:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 9:52 am
The Stadio Olimpico will not be fully closed by UEFA

The charge followed Lazio's 2-1 Europa League victory over French club Rennes on October 3 at Stadio Olimpico.Scottish champions Celtic host Lazio on October 24 and then head to the Italian capital for the return Group E match on November 7, when the partial closure will be enforced.In a statement, UEFA announced that Lazio will be required to display a banner containing the wording '#EqualGame' and the UEFA logo in the closed section of the stadium.Lazio have been fined €20,000 (around £17,300).UEFA has also ordered the Italian club to play one additional European competition match behind closed doors, with that sanction suspended for one year.

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