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UEFA Denies Real Madrid, Lazio Penalty Appeals

European football's (soccer's) governing body, UEFA, has denied the Spanish club Real Madrid and Lazio of Italy's penalty appeals for fan misbehavior.

Lazio has to play its next European match in an empty stadium and pay $42,100 for racist chanting and fan misbehavior at a UEFA Cup match against Partizan Belgrade November 25.

Fans threw objects onto the field and set off flares, and a Partizan fan was stabbed outside the stadium before the game. The Italian club has been eliminated from the UEFA Cup and will serve the punishment the next time it qualifies for European competition.

Real Madrid was fined $12,650 after its fans shouted racial insults and did Nazi salutes during a November 23 Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen of Germany.

Some information for this report provided by AP.