Atletico-City: Partial closure of Wanda Metropolitano due to Nazi salute

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Atlético de Madrid have been cleared by UEFA, with a partial shutdown of the Wanda Metropolitano to welcome Manchester City into the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday. In the first stage, some Spanish fans were caught saluting the Nazis.

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Atlético de Madrid will miss out on some of their supporters to welcome Manchester City this Wednesday. While Diego Simeone has a goal before the second leg of the men’s quarter-finals, UEFA has announced to the Spanish club that it will have to discontinue the part of the Wanda Metropolitano (about 5,000 seats). According to the Daily Mail, the Spanish champion has been accused of discriminatory behavior by UEFA. During the first leg at the Etihad Stadium, Colconeros supporters were seen saluting the Nazis from the stands.

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Spanish clubs have also been ordered to display a banner reading “#NoToRacism” which includes the UEFA logo. Also, some supporters have been accused of spitting on city fans in obscene gestures. A hostess was allegedly assaulted. For its part, Sport reports that Atlético dismissed Wanda Metropolitano’s part as “irregular”. The club has requested the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to suspend the sanction and intends to highlight the impossibility of partially closing a stand on the eve of the meeting, with all tickets sold out.

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The match is even more important for Colchoneros as they have a goal to aim for after a loss in the first leg (1–0, goal from De Bruyne). Highly criticized for his playing style, Diego Simeone was supported by Thomas Lemar. “You just have to look at the statistics since the coach’s arrival (in 2011, editor’s note). Maybe it’s not pretty to look at, but it’s effective. Atletico wins, and that’s the most important thing,” the community told AFP. ” That’s good, it takes a win for the Spaniards to see off the seventh Champions League semi-final in their history on Wednesday (continuing at 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).

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