Spartak Moscow: Uefa opens racism case after Liverpool youth game

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Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow over alleged racist abuse directed at Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye.

Liverpool complained to Europe's governing body after fans at the Spartak Academy allegedly made monkey chants aimed at the 18-year-old.

Adekanye, a Nigeria-born Dutch youth international, came on as a 58th-minute substitute during the Uefa Youth League match in Moscow on 26 September.

The case will be heard on 19 October.

Spartak also face three charges for incidents involving fans during the 1-1 draw in their Champions League game against the Reds which also took place on 26 September.

The charges are in relation to illicit banners and chants, setting off fireworks and blocking stairways. They will be dealt with by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 October.

Spartak were fined 60,000 euros (£52,664) for a firework incident during their match at Maribor in September. They have also been banned from selling tickets to their fans for the match in Sevilla on 1 November.

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