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Champions League fan ban for Marseille

Olympique Marseille must play their next Champions League home match behind closed doors after this month’s clash with visitors Eintracht Frankfurt was marked by crowd trouble.

The ban, delivered by Uefa on Friday, will apply to their match against Sporting Lisbon on October 4.

The Group D game against the Germans on September 13 ended in a 1-0 win for Frankfurt but riot police had to intervene after fans launched fireworks and flares at each other.

Frankfurt also condemned one supporter who was caught making a gesture resembling a Nazi salute.

The UEFA Appeals Body also ruled on Friday that Marseille must close the Virage Nord part of the Stade Velodrome for their subsequent home match in Europe’s elite club competition against Tottenham Hotspur.

UEFA ordered the partial ground closure “for lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects, use of laser pointers, crowd disturbances and blocking…


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