Dinamo Zagreb given stadium ban for racist behaviour

UEFA has sanctioned Dinamo Zagreb for the racist behaviour of its fans during a Europa League match against Benfica.

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Dinamo Zagreb has been ordered to play its next European match behind closed doors for the racist behaviour of its supporters against Benfica, UEFA confirmed on Monday.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body also ordered the Croatian champion to pay a €20,000 fine, while a second one-match stadium ban has been deferred for two years.

Dinamo was fined a further €47,000 for other offences, including setting off fireworks, throwing objects and blocking stairways in the Europa League last-16 match on March 7.

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Chelsea has been fined €13,000 after fans were found guilty of throwing objects and invading the pitch against Malmo on February 14. UEFA has told the Swedish club it must cough up €58,000 for throwing objects and setting off fireworks.

Dynamo Kiev has been given a partial stadium closure for its next home European game and ordered to display a UEFA '#EqualGame' banner for throwing objects, setting off fireworks, a pitch invasion and blocking stairways against Olympiacos.

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