This has yet to be fully confirmed by UEFA but reports tonight suggest Lazio have been told they must close section 46-49 of their stadium as punishment with regards to their racist behaviour charge.

Lazio put out a correspondence this evening which suggested UEFA had taken strong action against the Italian club without citing exactly what had been handed down to them. With UEFA not confirming this on their website, many outlets including and SunSport are reporting the stand closure.

The stand in question is part of Lazio’s north curve, the lower section to be exact. This part of the stadium is to remain empty and have the UEFA Fairplay banner on display during the Celtic game. Lazio will appeal the charge.

If true, this means Celtic fans will be allowed into the stadium on match-day four with a large number of supporters expected to head to Rome next month for the tie. Lazio have offered upward of 9k tickets to Celtic for the game and a bumper crowd awaits the Scottish Champions in Italy.