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Liverpool and Roma charged over crowd disturbances during Champions League semi-final

Liverpool won the first leg 5-2 in a fiery atmosphere but were charged by UEFA on two further counts after fans set off flares and threw projectiles.

Published: 23rd May 2018 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2018 03:56 AM   |  A+A-

Roma's Patrik Schick, right, is challenged by Liverpool's James Milner during the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match between Roma and Liverpool at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. (AP)

By AFP

LAUSANNE: UEFA have charged both Liverpool and Roma over crowd disturbances at their Champions League semi-final at Anfield in April, European football's disciplinary committee revealed on Tuesday.

Liverpool won the first leg 5-2 in a fiery atmosphere but were charged by UEFA on two further counts after fans set off flares and threw projectiles.

A 53-year-old Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, was attacked by Roman hooligans outside Anfield before the first leg, leaving him hospitalised in a coma where he remains in a serious condition. 

Two Roma supporters were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and club legend Francesco Totti appealed for "fair play, hospitality and respect for our opponents" ahead of the return leg which passed off smoothly.

Roma won the second leg 4-2 but Liverpool qualified 7-6 on aggregate for the final in Kiev against Real Madrid on Saturday.

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