Kiev handed Roma win
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Dynamo Kiev have been awarded a 3-0 win for their abandoned UEFA Champions League match with Roma.
The Ukrainian outfit were 1-0 up at half time of their Group B clash at Stadio Olimpico last Wednesday, when events took a disturbing turn.
Roma defender Philippe Mexes was sent off after the whistle for an off-the-ball incident, and an angry home crowd then forced the abandonment when referee Anders Frisk was struck by a missile thrown from the stands.
The Swedish official was unable to continue after he left the pitch with blood streaming from his head, and the game was abandoned.
Roma have now lost the match 3-0 and Uefa have ordered that their next two European games must be played behind closed doors.
"They appreciate the seriousness of the offence and the fact the match had to be abandoned," Uefa spokesman Rob Faulkner told Sky Sports News.
"They can appeal but we would hope they wouldn't, and we don't expect them to at this stage.
"It's a heavy punishment and it represents the seriousness in which Uefa see this issue.
"Hopefully they will get themselves in order and we won't see this type of thing happening again.
"One's a sporting punishment and the other represents the match being abandoned and the injury to the official."
France international defender Mexes has also been handed a two-match ban for 'particularly unsporting conduct' in his sending off.
It is not the first time trouble has flared up at Stadio Olimpico as Roma players and officials were involved in a mass brawl with Turkish side Galatasaray when the two sides met in the competition a few seasons back.