Marseille delighted with Atletico sanctions

Atletico have been handed a three-match stadium ban at their Vicente Calderon home from Uefa, due to crowd trouble during their match against Marseille.

“Above all the decision is a release,” said Marseille chairman Pape Diouf.

“It confirms what happened in the Vicente Calderon is inadmissible and unacceptable, both considering the organisation and racist behaviour we were victims of.

“Once again those sanctions show nothing happened normally on that day.”

Coach Eric Gerets added: “It is fantastic news. It is a shame to be forced to give such harsh sanctions, but racism can’t be present in a football stadium.”