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UEFA charges Roma for ballboy’s timewasting late in game

/ 06:38 PM March 15, 2018

A ball boy lies down after being pushed by a Shakhtar player during a Champions League round of 16 second-leg soccer match between Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

NYON, Switzerland — UEFA says it charged Roma for timewasting by a ballboy during its Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

The boy was pushed over an advertising board by Shakhtar Donetsk player Facundo Ferreira after delaying returning the ball late in Roma’s 1-0 win on Tuesday.

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Players from both teams clashed and Ferreira was shown a yellow card. He apologized on Wednesday on Shakhtar’s Twitter account.

UEFA says the case relates to disciplinary rules governing ethical conduct and sportsmanship by all club staff.

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Roma is also charged for fans lighting and throwing fireworks, and will be judged on May 31.

Roma advanced to the quarterfinals on the away goals rule after a 2-2 aggregate score.

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