Austria Vienna to play behind closed doors

BERNE - Austria Vienna have been ordered to play their next two home matches in European competition behind closed doors following crowd trouble during their Europa League game against Athletic Bilbao in December.

European football's governing body UEFA said the second game of the sanction would be suspended for two years.

They also fined Austria Vienna 20,000 euros for the trouble at the club's stadium during the 3-0 defeat on December 3 which UEFA said included a pitch invasion and the throwing of missiles and fireworks.

Austria Vienna, who can appeal the decision, finished bottom of Group L with only two points from six games.


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