Steaua receive stadium ban from UEFA

UEFA has punished Steaua Bucharest and Celtic for crowd problems at Europa League matches in December.

UEFA has ruled that Steaua Bucharest must play their next two European matches behind closed doors for the racist behaviour of supporters during a Europa League tie with Dynamo Kiev.

The Steaua fans were said to have displayed a racist banner in the 2-0 loss to Dynamo in their final Group J clash at the National Arena in Bucharest on December 11.

As a result Steaua - top of Romania's Liga I - will have no home advantage in their next UEFA competition matches should they qualify for a tournament.

The club have also been fined €20,000 for the use of laser pointers and fireworks during the game.

Steaua had previously been fined €64,500 for racism and other offences in August's Champions League play-off with Ludogorets.

Meanwhile, Scottish champions Celtic have been handed a fine of €10,000 for crowd disturbances relating to their 4-3 defeat in their final group game at Dinamo Zagreb.