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Legia Warsaw - Real Madrid may be played behind closed doors

Violent incidents at the Legia Warsaw - Borussia Dortmund game have led to Uefa opening an investigation into the club.

Legia Warsaw - Real Madrid may be played behind closed doors
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Legia Warsaw - Real Madrid game at risk

The Legia Warsaw - Real Madrid Champions league match scheduled for 2 November 2016 is in danger of being played behind closed doors after UEFA opened a case into crowd trouble at the Legia - Borussia Dortmund game.

Facing the idea of returning to Europe's elite competition after 20 years in the wilderness, and for Real Madrid to visit, only for the stadium to be completely empty for the game has left fans, club and the country's press devastated.

Legia Warsaw supporters during the match against Borussia Dortmund.
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Legia Warsaw supporters during the match against Borussia Dortmund.LESZEK SZYMANSKIEFE

Violent incidents at Legia Warsaw - Borussia Dortmund game

There was reportedly fighting in the stands at the match against Borussia Dortmund, with security personnel being hit and sprayed with pepper spray by Legia Ultras, flares were lit before the game, objects were thrown at the German fans and there was racist chanting, with shouts apparently being heard of "nutte Borussia" (whore Borussia) and "jude Borussia" (Jewish Borussia).

Legia issue denials, condemn behaviour

The club have denied that its fans shouted the latter, saying: "The press have reported that Legia fans shouted 'Jewish Borussia', this is not true". The club have also condemned the violent behaviour.

Uefa investigating events

Uefa's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body are analysing the events and will meet on 28 September to decide what actions to take, which could include obliging Legia to play one or more of its forthcoming games behind closed doors. In addition to the incidents described above Uefa are looking at alleged poor organisation, with stairs in the ground apparently being blocked.


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