Fan group criticizes Real Madrid over Liverpool ticket quota

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Real Madrid has been criticized by the UEFA-recognized group representing European soccer fans for allocating Liverpool too few tickets for the teams’ Champions League round-of-16 game. Liverpool fans got a 1,800-seat quota for the March 15 second-leg game in Madrid. It should have been at least 3,000 according to Champions League rules. They mandate allocating 5% of stadium capacity. Football Supporters Europe says it’s “entirely unacceptable for a club to openly disregard UEFA regulations.”  Madrid has cited long-running construction work at its Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The biggest attendance there this season has been under 63,000.

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