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Spartak Moscow charged over racist behaviour in Liverpool youth tie

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol slams the club's defense after another mishap in the back led to a draw at Newcastle.

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow for alleged racist behaviour by their fans in their recent UEFA Youth League tie with Liverpool.

Liverpool complained that Nigerian-born Bobby Adekanye, 18, was subject to racial abuse when he appeared as a second-half substitute in the fixture, which took place at Spartak's academy on Sept. 26.

On Wednesday, UEFA confirmed that the Russian club have been charged with "racist behaviour (monkey chants)."

Adekanye moved to Liverpool from Barcelona in the summer of 2015 and represents the Netherlands at youth level.

The case will be dealt with by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Oct. 19.

Liverpool's Bobby Adekanye chases the ball during UEFA Youth League tie at Spartak Moscow
Liverpool complained to UEFA that Bobby Adekanye was subjected to racial abuse at Spartak Moscow.

UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body will also deal with further charges relating to Spartak Moscow on the same day.

After the first teams played out a 1-1 draw in a Champions League group-stage encounter at the Otkrytiye Arena, UEFA charged Spartak over an illicit banner and chants, setting off fireworks and the blocking of stairways.

In September, Europe's football governing body banned Spartak from selling tickets for their next Champions League away game after a rocket-like flare was fired towards a referee when they played Maribor in Slovenia.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

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