Viktoria Plzen to face Roma behind closed doors in Europa League

PRAGUE -- Viktoria Plzen will play their Europa League game against Roma with a partly-closed stadium because of the racist behaviour of some fans.

The punishment by UEFA comes after the incidents in a Champions League playoff game against Ludogorets Razgrad on Aug. 23 which finished 2-2.

The Czech club says two sections of its stands popular among its hardcore fans will remain closed for the Sept. 15 game when Luciano Spalletti's side visit.

Fans might be banned completely from Europa League games in Plzen if such incidents happen again.

Plzen have been drawn in Group E alongside Austia Vienna, Astra Giurgiu and Roma.