MOSCOW RACISM BAN CUT

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CSKA MOSCOW have had their pun­ish­ment for racist be­hav­iour by fans re­duced on ap­peal by UEFA, mean­ing they only have to play one more Cham­pi­ons League game be­hind closed doors.

The Rus­sian club were ear­lier this month or­dered to play their next three Euro­pean home matches in an empty Arena Khimki as pun­ish­ment for the crowd trou­ble in a game away to Roma.

But UEFA yes­ter­day de­cided to re­duce it to just two games.

Manch­ester City vis­ited Moscow last week in the first of those games, which means the Rus­sian side now have only Roma on Novem­ber 25 to play be­hind closed doors.

UEFA’s ap­peals body also ruled the ini­tial fine of £157,000 should be re­duced to £79,000.

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