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UEFA to investigate Madrid match

Published: Thursday 25 November 2004, 16.01CET
UEFA has opened an investigation into alleged incidents at the Real Madrid CF-Bayer 04 Leverkusen game.
Published: Thursday 25 November 2004, 16.01CET

UEFA to investigate Madrid match

UEFA has opened an investigation into alleged incidents at the Real Madrid CF-Bayer 04 Leverkusen game.

UEFA has opened an investigation into the alleged incidents that happened at the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid CF and Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Tuesday 23 November.

Match reports
During the Group B game at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, fans were seen making Nazi salutes while racist chanting was heard, directed at Leverkusen's black players. However, neither incident was included in the reports from the referee and the match delegate.

Television evidence
After considering the television evidence and other information, UEFA will decide on what course of action, if any, to take. Last week FIFA, the world governing body, launched an investigation after England's black players were taunted during an international friendly with Spain in the same stadium on 17 November.

Last updated: 25/11/04 16.47CET

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