Champions League: Liverpool and AS Roma charged by UEFA over crowd disturbances in semi-final at Anfield

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

AFP May 23, 2018 12:24:04 IST
Champions League: Liverpool and AS Roma charged by UEFA over crowd disturbances in semi-final at Anfield

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.

Champions League Liverpool and AS Roma charged by UEFA over crowd disturbances in semifinal at Anfield

File photo of fans outside the stadium before the semi-final between Liverpool and Roma. Reuters

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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