European football’s governing body UEFA has launched dual investigations into allefgations of racism in Champions League and UEFA Cup games involving Liverpooland Fulham.

Fulham made an official complaint alleging racist abuse after their 1-0 first-round first-leg win over Croatia’s Hajduk in the UEFA Cup on September 19.

Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League defeat in Valencia on September 17 will also be investigated after allegations of racist abuse aimed at several Liverpool players.

On the basis of the evidence already received, the cases will be referred to UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body.