Lyon loses appeal against Champions League stadium ban

The ban also includes a second match behind closed doors if there is further trouble and a €100,000 ($117,000) fine.

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Lyon must play its next Champions League match behind closed doors after losing an appeal, UEFA announced on Friday.

The punishment was originally handed down in August following scenes of gang violence ahead of a Europa League home game against CSKA Moscow in March.

Lyon, which opened its Champions League campaign with a surprise victory at Manchester City on Wednesday, will face Shakhtar Donetsk in an empty Parc OL stadium on October 2.

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The ban also includes a second match behind closed doors if there is further trouble and a €100,000 ($117,000) fine.

It stems from a Europa League return leg in March, where Lyon lost 3-2 on the night and went out on away goals. Before the game, a group of 100 hooded black-clad fans pelted police. One man was later sentenced to 18 months in jail and others receive suspended sentences.

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