Benfica hit with suspended stadium ban

After supporters threw fireworks during Benfica's win over Atletico Madrid, both clubs have received sanctions from UEFA.

Benfica have been given a suspended stadium ban as a result of a fan disturbance during their 2-1 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.

Supporters were seen throwing fireworks and flares from the stands during the Portuguese champions' surprise victory at Estadio Vicente Calderon on October 5.

Following a review from UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, Benfica have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors and received a fine of €20,000.

"This sanction is deferred for a probationary period of two years," UEFA said in a statement.

Atletico, meanwhile, have been given an €11,000 fine for breaching UEFA safety and security regulations, linked to a failure to keep stairways in the stands free from blockages.

Nicolas Gaitan and Goncalo Guedes struck to cancel out Angel Correa's first-half opener in the Group C encounter.

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It would be interesting if FIFA would cause the team to lose their points if they won. That would keep fans in check. Fines don't always work and an empty stadium, well that should be saved for the next game against Atletico.