Concacaf announced that its Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Motagua after several security incidents that occurred during the first leg final of the Concacaf League 2021 against Communications from Guatemala at the National Stadium.
“After reviewing the evidence gathered during its investigation and based on the Regulations and the Fifa Disciplinary Code, the Committee has decided that Motagua must play its next three home games behind closed doors,” the statement quoted.
In addition, the committee has imposed a fine on the Honduran club, the document said.
The three games that Motagua must play behind closed doors must be in Concacaf club competitions, such as the Concacaf League or the Concacaf Champions League, in which the club is eligible to participate.
February vs. Seattle Sounders
This is a hard blow for the Blues after losing another final. The Eagles will face the Seattle Sounders behind closed doors, for the three-game penalty for the incidents against Comunicaciones, on Thursday, February 17, while they will visit on Thursday, February 24.
The 2022 edition of the Champions League will continue to be played in a direct elimination format, with home and away matches in all rounds of the competition.
The eight matches between the 16 participating clubs will take place between February 15 and 17 (first leg) and February 22 and 24 (second leg).