Atletico fined by UEFA for racial abuse

UEFA has fined Atletico Madrid 10,000 euros (£8,270) and ordered a partial stadium closure after fans racially abused Manchester City youth players.

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Former England striker Andy Cole's son Devante, 18, was among the players representing City's elite development squad at Atletico's Estadio Cerro del Espino reserve ground on February 26.

Following an investigation into alleged incidents of racism that took place during the match, a statement published by UEFA announced the governing body had imposed a "partial stadium closure at the next UEFA Youth League home match of Club Atletico de Madrid Youth and a fine of E10,000."

Atletico had been charged with "improper conduct of the team and racist behaviour of their supporters".

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