Uefa has confirmed it will examine allegations that CSKA Sofia supporters racially abused Liverpool’s Djibril Cisse during Wednesday’s Champions League tie.

Cisse, who scored in Liverpool’s 3-1 away win, was subjected to monkey noises from the Bulgarian fans.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez confirmed after the match that Uefa’s official delegate Trygve Borno had heard the abuse.

“Uefa is aware incidents of a racist nature have taken place,” a Uefa statement said.

The report is expected to arrive at Uefa headquarters in Geneva later today.

European football’s governing body confirmed that any disciplinary case would probably be dealt with at a meeting on 18 August.

“Always it is a pity to hear such things but the Uefa official has heard and it has gone in his report,” said Benitez.

“The atmosphere in terms of support was good but the monkey noises are a pity.”

Responding to a claim from a Bulgarian journalist that Cisse provoked the crowd, Benitez replied: “That is stupid. To score goals is not to provoke the fans.”

Liverpool press officer Ian Cotton added: “The Uefa official has told our secretary Bryce Morrison that he has heard the monkey noises and he will include that in his report.”