Part of Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena will be closed for the Champions League last-8 tie against Manchester United after their fans displayed an offensive banner in the previous round against another English club Arsenal.
The German and European champions hosts the English champions in the return leg of their quarter-finals clash on April 9th and European governing body Uefa has ordered the closure of sector 124 for the tie following its its hearing on the matter.
The homophobic banner was targeted at Arsenal and German midfield star Mesut Ozil during the 1-1 draw in Munich on March 11.
Uefa had earlier opened another disciplinary proceeding concerning another offending banner related to Kosovo.
The European football’s governing body, who had also charged the Bavarians over the game’s late kick-off, have now fined the German League leaders €10,000.
Bayern will clinch the Bundesliga title with a win on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s men, who have not lost in 51 league games and have won 18 in a row, go to Hertha Berlin. A victory will make them champions with seven games to go. The record is six matches, their mark from last season.