Date:14th October 2008 at 9:19am
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Report from BBC Sport

Liverpool’s Champions League opponents Atletico Madrid must play their next two home matches away from the Calderon Stadium as a result of racist abuse.

The Uefa ban follows the treatment of Marseille fans during and after Atletico’s 2-1 win a fortnight ago.

Monkey chants were aimed at the French club’s players, while the Marseille team bus was attacked after the match.

The Liverpool game, on 4 November, will be held at a neutral venue 200 miles from Madrid which has yet to be chosen.

The Spanish club have also been fined a record 150,000 euros by European governing body Uefa, while the punishment could be extended to a third home match should there be further trouble at the club within five years.

The decision to move the Liverpool game from Madrid will deny former Atletico striker Fernando Torres the chance to return to his former home ground when the Reds look to maintain their 100% start to their European campaign next month.

Thoughts? – WIll this help or hinder LFC in the away match?