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UEFA Charges Roma’s De Rossi Over Shakhtar Clash

UEFA has charged Roma captain Daniele De Rossi with improper conduct after he appeared to strike Shakhtar Donetsk captain Dario Srna in the face during a Champions League match.

Referee Howard Webb missed the incident during Roma’s 3-0 defeat Tuesday. However, the English official showed Srna a yellow card for protesting.

UEFA says its rules state “action may be taken even if the referee did not see gross unsportsmanlike conduct and was therefore unable to take any factual decision.”

UEFA’s disciplinary panel will hear the case next Thursday and De Rossi faces a minimum three-match ban if the panel find him guilty of assault.