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Roma have confirmed that they will not appeal against UEFA’s decision to force them to play their next two Champions League matches behind closed doors.

The Giallorossi announced the decision in a press release.

“The decision goes to reward the professionalism demonstrated by the club and its organisational structure. However the sentence must also warn Roma and its fans that similar episodes can’t repeat themselves in the future.”

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body had awarded Dynamo Kiev a 3-0 forfeit victory in the wake of last Wednesdays abandoned Champions League match against Roma.

The Italian side will also be forced to play their next two home matches in the competition (against Bayer Leverkusen and Real Madrid) behind closed doors following referee Anders Frisk’s head injury.

The Champions League fixture was abandoned when Swedish official Frisk was struck by a lighter thrown from the home stands.

Roma we’re already a goal down and reduced to ten men following the dismissal of new signing Phillipe Mexes. The former Auxerre centre-back will miss the group B away fixtures to Madrid and Leverkusen for unsporting conduct.

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