NYON: Olympiacos and Zenit St Petersburg have both been punished with partial stadium closures for racist incidents during their Champions League group campaigns.
The Greek club must close the lower tier of the north stand at the Karaiskakis stadium for first leg of the second round tie against Manchester United on February 25 and have also been fined €30,000.
Similarly punished are Zenit after incidents in their Champions League Group G game away to FK Austria in Vienna on December 11.
Zenit must close part of the Petrovski stadium for the second round home leg against Borussia Dortmund, also on February 25, and have been fined €40,000.
A UEFA statement read: “Olympiacos have been sanctioned for the racist conduct of supporters, insufficient organisation (of UEFA Safety and Security Regulations), the setting-off of fireworks and the use of a laser.
“There will be a partial closure of the Greek club’s stadium – the lower tier of the north stand – for their next UEFA competition home match. They have also been fined €30,000.
“Zenit have been penalised for the racist behaviour of fans – namely the displaying of a banner – the setting-off and throwing of fireworks and crowd disturbances.
“There will be a partial closure of the Russian team’s stadium – specifically the area housing the club’s ultras – for their next UEFA competition home game. Zenit have also been fined €40,000.”