NYON, Switzerland (AP) – UEFA has rejected Fenerbahce's appeal against playing in an empty stadium on Thursday because fans delayed an earlier closed-door match by parachuting in fireworks.
UEFA says its appeals panel also upheld a threat to expel Fenerbahce from one season of European club competition during a two-year probationary period.
Fenerbahce will host Viktoria Plzen in the Europa League last-16 with a 1-0 lead from the first leg.
Fans fired flares into Sukru Saracoglu Stadium when they were barred from the Turkish club's 1-0 win against BATE Borisov in the second leg of the last-32 match.
UEFA had previously charged Fenerbahce over fan disturbances at two other matches this season.
UEFA imposed a ?60,000 ($79,000) fine that included a ''kit infringement'' violation against BATE and five Fenerbahce players getting yellow cards.