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UEFA punishes CSKA Moscow for racist, violent fans with Champions League stadium closures

  • CSKA's Georgi Schennikov, center left, and Bayern's Arjen Robben, center right, vie for the ball in a stadium devoid of fans during the Group E Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich at Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. CSKA were sanctioned by governing body UEFA after the behaviour of their fans during group stage matches against Manchester City and Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    CSKA's Georgi Schennikov, center left, and Bayern's Arjen Robben, center right, vie for the ball in a stadium devoid of fans during the Group E Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich at Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. CSKA were sanctioned by governing body UEFA after the behaviour of their fans during group stage matches against Manchester City and Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bayern's Arjen Robben, left is tackled by CSKA's Georgi Schennikov during the Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich at the Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. CSKA are playing in an empty stadium after being sanctioned by the governing body UEFA for the behaviour of their fans during group stage matches against Manchester City and Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Bayern's Arjen Robben, left is tackled by CSKA's Georgi Schennikov during the Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich at the Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. CSKA are playing in an empty stadium after being sanctioned by the governing body UEFA for the behaviour of their fans during group stage matches against Manchester City and Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

UEFA has banned CSKA Moscow fans from attending any Champions League group matches this season because of racist and violent incidents.

UEFA says its disciplinary panel ordered CSKA to play its next three UEFA competition matches in an empty stadium.

The Russian champions host Man City on Oct. 21 and Roma on Nov. 25 at Arena Khimki.

UEFA also barred CSKA from selling tickets to its fans for matches at Man City and Bayern Munich.

The punishments follow for incidents during CSKA's 5-1 loss at Roma last month. Fans displayed far-right banners and fought police in the Olympic Stadium.

CSKA lost 1-0 to Bayern in an empty stadium this week because of "racist behavior" incidents last season.

UEFA also fined CSKA 200,000 euros ($252,000).

The club can appeal.