Roma charged over crowd problems vs Chelsea

Serie A club AS Roma have been charged over the setting off of fireworks and fans' obstruction of exits during their 3-1 win over Chelsea in the Champions League earlier this month, UEFA said on its website.

One Italian was arrested and four people were injured in minor incidents before the game.

Last season UEFA officials said Rome's Stadio Olimpico could lose next May's Champions League final if there were repetitions of the trouble that has marred several Roma matches in Europe in recent years.

UEFA have ordered that barriers between fans and the pitch must to be removed at Rome's Stadio Olimpico before it hosts the Champions League final in May, a senior UEFA official said.

"It is one of the fundamental requirements for stadiums that host our finals," UEFA competitions director Giorgio Marchetti told Rai radio. "The facilities should not have barriers in the public areas. Basically, there shouldn't be cages for the fans."