UEFA makes decision on stadium closure ahead of Europa League clash between Lazio and Celtic

The Stadio Olimpico will not be fully closed by UEFA
The Stadio Olimpico will not be fully closed by UEFA
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Celtic's Europa League match against Lazio in Rome will be subject to a partial stadium closure after the Italian club were charged with racist behaviour by UEFA.



The charge followed Lazio's 2-1 Europa League victory over French club Rennes on October 3 at Stadio Olimpico.

Scottish champions Celtic host Lazio on October 24 and then head to the Italian capital for the return Group E match on November 7, when the partial closure will be enforced.

In a statement, UEFA announced that Lazio will be required to display a banner containing the wording '#EqualGame' and the UEFA logo in the closed section of the stadium.

Lazio have been fined €20,000 (around £17,300).

UEFA has also ordered the Italian club to play one additional European competition match behind closed doors, with that sanction suspended for one year.