Ferencvaros charged after violence
Trouble flared before and after Thursday's match in Budapest
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- UEFA has charged Hungary's Ferencvaros after their fans threw missiles and shouted racist abuse in Thursday's UEFA Cup tie with Millwall.
Two of the English club's supporters are still in hospital after being stabbed in clashes before Millwall's 3-1 first round second leg defeat.
UEFA said the case would probably be dealt with on Thursday with a decision on possible punishments, which could incude a fine or stadium closure, expected the same day.
Before the match four British citizens were stabbed, two of whom were in a serious but stable condition in a Budapest hospital on Friday.
The British Embassy in Budapest said the two were now out of intensive care and had spoken with their relatives.
Millwall chairman Theo Paphitis said he had visited the two men. "I have serious concerns about a number of issues surrounding this tie, including the provocation our supporters were subjected to inside the ground," revealed Paphitis.
"Missiles were being thrown at us, our players were subjected to racial abuse and there was a lack of security where it was needed."
Paphitis, whose club have tried to shed a reputation for hooliganism, said he would be making his feelings clear to UEFA.
However, the Hungarian club have denied that their fans threw missiles, claiming that the only trouble took place outside the ground before the match.
"We took proper security measures inside the stadium and the only problems were caused by ticketless Millwall fans trying to force their way in.
"We do not deny that flares were used after the first goal, but there was no harm to the visitors," Ferencvaros said on their website.
Ferencvaros coach Laszlo Csaba added: "We would like to obtain the names and addresses of the injured fans so we can send them presents."
He also defended the behaviour of the home fans. "The Hungarian team applauded the British supporters, just like they had done in London in their previous match," he said.
Budapest police also revealed they were forced to use mounted officers to keep English fans without tickets from entering the ground.
Millwall were playing in European competition for the first time after qualifying as FA Cup runners-up. The 3-1 defeat followed a 1-1 draw in London, giving Ferencvaros a 4-2 aggregate victory.
Budapest police said in a statement they had started legal proceedings against 12 people as a result of clashes in the Hungarian capital. Two of them are English fans who were also taken to hospital, but are not the two most seriously hurt.
Of the remaining 10, two are Czech and eight are Hungarian.
Budapest police estimate between 1,500 and 3,000 Millwall fans travelled to the match. The club had a ticket allocation of 1,500.
Ferencvaros were recently fined for crowd trouble at a Champions League qualifier against an Albanian side. Their games against local rivals Ujpest are regularly marred by violence.
Meanwhile, Czech side Banik Ostrava have also been charged after fighting in the stands and a lack of segregation during their 1-1 second leg draw with English side Middlesbrough, who went through 4-1 on aggregate.