UEFA´s head of communications William Gaillard has blamed the behaviour of Liverpool fans for ticketing and disorder problems in the Champions League final against AC Milan on Wednesday night.

Rafael Benitez´s side lost 2-1 to Milan but supporters were the biggest losers as many with genuine tickets were kept out of the Athens Olympic Stadium, while others reportedly managed to force their way in with forged tickets or none at all.

Gaillard said: "It was a suitable venue. It is the stadium where the 2004 European Championships were held and where all the games of the (Greek) national team are held. Unfortunately in Britain it is the behaviour. Liverpool fans are responsible for the problems before, during and after the game."

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