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Real Madrid hit with UEFA stadium closure ban

Real Madrid have been ordered by Uefa to close part of their Bernabeu stadium during their next European match as punishment for racist behaviour by fans, reports BBC Sport. The Spanish club were charged following the home leg of their Champions League semi-final against German opponents Bayern Munich in April.

Real must shut two sections of the 81,000-seater stadium in their next tie.

"The fight against racism is a high priority," read a Uefa statement.

"Uefa has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination, both on the pitch and in the stands."

The newly-crowned European champions must also put banners bearing Uefa's 'No to Racism' slogan in the closed sections.

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