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Celtic and Lazio charged by UEFA

The clubs are accused of 'illicit chanting' during last week's Europa League clash in Glasgow

Christopher Jullien scores Celtic’s late winner against Lazio in the Europa League last week
Christopher Jullien scores Celtic’s late winner against Lazio in the Europa League last week

The clubs are accused of 'illicit chanting' during last week's Europa League clash in Glasgow

Celtic and Lazio have both been charged by Uefa after supporters sung "illicit chants" in the Europa League meeting between the sides at Parkead last week.

The Scottish Premiership club have also been sanctioned after fans displayed an "illicit banner" during the 2-1 win for Neil Lennon's team.

The cases will be adjudicated upon by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on November 21.

It's the 19th time Celtic have been punished since 2007 and their third charge this season.

Last month, Celtic were fined £10,400 by Uefa for fans setting off flares in the Europa League win over Cluj.

Celtic also had to pay an £11,000 fine for their fans using flares and throwing objects in the play-off second-leg win over AIK in Stockholm in August.

Before the meeting in Glasgow last week, Lazio fans were seen giving fascist salutes and Celtic supporters responded by displaying a banner depicting former Italian leader Benito Mussolini.

Both clubs are fearful of the bad blood continuing in Rome for the return match next week and fear violence.

The city's main tourist attractions will be heavily policed, an alcohol curfew will be in place from 6pm on Wednesday until 7am on Thursday, and fans will be told to be wary of wearing club colours.

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