Roma have been fined €50,000 and their fans have been banned from one European away game, following crowd disturbances in their Champions League semi-final against Liverpool.

Meath man Sean Cox was the victim of an unprovoked assault by Roma supporters ahead of that game and was forced to undergo emergency surgery for bleeding on the brain.

Mr Cox, 53, continues to be treated for his injuries and has recently been moved from Liverpool to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Filippo Lombardi (20) denied charges of violent disorder and wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm while Daniele Sciusco (29) has pleaded guilty to a violent disorder charge.

UEFA also handed Roma a further one-game ban, suspended for two years.

Meanwhile UEFA have banned goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for three matches for comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarter-finals last season.

Buffon was enraged by referee Michael Oliver's decision to award Real Madrid a stoppage-time penalty during the second leg at the Bernabeu and lost control, screaming at and jostling the Englishman until he was shown a red card.

The 40-year-old Buffon, who left Juventus after 17 seasons at the club, criticised Oliver after the match, saying the referee had been out of his depth, should have been in the stands eating crisps and "must have a rubbish bin for a heart".