BAYERN MUNICH HIT WITH PARTIAL STADIUM BAN FOR MANCHESTER UNITED MATCH

Reigning champions Bayern Munich have been hit with a partial stadium ban for their Champions League quarter-final home tie with Manchester United, after fans displayed a homphobic banner against Arsenal.

The sanction, issued by UEFA's control and disciplinary body, orders that the section of the stadium where the banner was on show should be closed for their second leg tie at the Allianz Arena against United.

The club have also been fined 10,000 euros for the "discriminatory behaviour".

UEFA said in a statement that as a result of "Bayern supporters … displaying of an illicit banner, the Uefa control and disciplinary body has decided to order the partial closure of the [stadium] in particular, the closure of sector 124 for Bayern's next Uefa competition home match, namely their Uefa Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United on April 9."

Posted on 24/03/2014