Dortmund and Liverpool charged after Europa League clash

The Anfield club is already facing separate charges of illicit chanting and further crowd disturbances from its last-16 second leg draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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Liverpool fans at Signal Iduna Park.

Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool face a UEFA investigation following their Europa League clash at Signal Iduna Park on Thursday.

The Bundesliga side has been charged with blocking stairways during the 1-1 draw in the first leg of the quarter-final. Liverpool, meanwhile, has been charged by European football's governing body after fans set off fireworks in the aftermath of Divock Origi scoring the opening goal.

The Anfield club is already facing separate charges of illicit chanting and further crowd disturbances from its last-16 second leg draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Sparta Prague, meanwhile, has been charged with crowd disturbances relating to "acts of damage" during its 2-1 defeat to Villarreal. The Czech Republic side was hit with charges relating to offensive banners and letting off fireworks in the last round against Lazio.

All charges will be dealt with by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 19, the organisation confirmed on Friday.

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