Liverpool in hot water with UEFA

Lawrence Kim
May 26, 2018

Not what Liverpool needed ahead of Saturday.

Members of the football teams Wolfsburg and Olympique Lyonnais, which will compete in the final of the women's UEFA Champions League in Kyiv on May 24, have been met and registered by employees of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine in the Ukrainian capital's airports.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body at the end of the month.

The first leg, which ended in a 5-2 victory for the Reds, was marred by an incident outside the ground.

UEFA confirmed on Wednesday (NZST) disciplinary proceedings have been opened against both clubs in connection with clashes between supporters.

However, before the game, Dunboyne man Sean Cox was attacked and left in a critical condition.

It's Liverpool's third charge for their fans' actions in this year's competition.

Moments after securing their place in the Champions League final at the Stadio Olimpico, Liverpool players offered their support for Mr Cox, posing for a photo with a special flag dedicated to the Meathman.

Furthermore, they were also charged for setting off fireworks at the second leg, while Roma was charged for insufficient organization in the Stadio Olimpico.

The 70,050-capacity venue, known for much of its 95-year history as the Republican Stadium, underwent its latest revamp for Euro 2012, when it hosted several matches, including Spain's 4-0 win over Italy in the final.

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