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UEFA has charged Besiktas following their supporters misconduct during Tuesday’s Champions League match against Chelsea.

The game, held in the AufSchalke Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, saw flares and missiles thrown on to the pitch and the start of the second half was delayed while stewards cleared the pitch of debris.

“We have opened disciplinary proceedings against Besiktas for the behaviour of their fans, which was unacceptable,” said spokesman Mike Lee.

“That will lead to a disciplinary charge and a hearing in the New Year.

The behaviour of the supporters was criticised by Chelsea’s Frank Lampard.

“It was lucky that nobody was hurt,” said Lampard after the game.

“We had bundles of coins coming at us, even in the warm-up.”

Chelsea defender John Terry compared the experience to playing for England in Turkey.

“It was pretty similar to Turkey but this was one of the most hostile crowds I have ever played in front of,” said the Chelsea defender.

“It is not good for football and they should definitely do something about it. It seems to be part of their football and it is not nice but thankfully nobody got hurt. We would not be seeking to change the venue of the Champions League final UEFA

“They had 50,000 fans here but we went out and did a great job. We knew what to expect and fortunately it didn’t affect us at all.”

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