Marseille to face Gerrard charge

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UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Marseille after Liverpool's Steven Gerrard was hit by a cigarette lighter during the sides' Champions League meeting on Wednesday.

European football's governing body said on Friday that the French club would be charged with the throwing of missiles by their supporters at the next meeting of UEFA's disciplinary body on December 11.

Gerrard scored the only goal of Liverpool's 1-0 Group D victory to send the Premier League side into the competition's knockout stages.

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