Champions League: UEFA reduces CSKA Moscow punishment

KHIMKI, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 21: Players are entering the field before the UEFA Champions League Group E match between PFC CSKA Moscow and Manchester City FC a
Image: CSKA Moscow and Manchester City enter a near-empty stadium last week

UEFA has reduced CSKA Moscow's punishment for crowd trouble by their fans at their Champions League match away to AS Roma following an appeal.

CSKA were originally ordered to play their next three Champions League home games behind closed doors after incidents involving their supporters, including racist behaviour, crowd trouble and setting off flares at the Group E match on September 17.

That ban has been reduced to two matches, the first of which they have already played – the match with Manchester City last week which ended in a 2-2 draw. Their next visitors will be Roma.

CSKA also had their fine reduced from 200,000 euros to 100,000. The ban from selling tickets for their next two Champions League away games stands.

The team's draw with City gave them their first points after three group matches. They lost 5-1 in Rome and 1-0 at home to unbeaten group leaders Bayern Munich.

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