UEFA is to investigate a protest by Parma after their goalkeeper Luca Bucci was forced to leave the pitch following the explosion of a firework near him during their 3-0 UEFA Cup semi-final defeat at CSKA Moscow.

UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body will study the Italian club’s protest on Sunday in Geneva,.

Firecrackers were thrown as fans celebrated CSKA’s opeing goal shortly after CSKA’s opening goal in the 10th minute of the second-leg match.

Bucci played on for a further 9 minutes before being replaced by Sebastien Frey.

Vladimir Radionov, general secretary of the Russian Football Union (RFU), believes there is no threat of CSKA being forced to forfeit the tie.

“That CSKA is facing a fine is absolutely clear,” Radionov was quoted as saying by Russian media on Friday.

“This would have happened even without Parma’s protest. But I don’t believe it will be more than that,” he added.

“Everything will depend on the report from UEFA match delegate, Mihal Listkowicz of Poland. But we don’t know what he has actually written and how he took the incident.”