Lazio defender Sinisa Mihajlovic faces a UEFA disciplinary investigation for spitting at Chelsea’s Adrian Mutu.
The incident occurred during the first half of Chelsea’s 4-0 Champions League victory in Rome.
Mihajlovic, who was also caught on camera kicking at Mutu, was sent off for two unrelated bookable offences in the second half and became involved in a rumpus on the touchlines after leaving the field.
The allegations will be dealt with by the European governing body at a hearing on Friday.
Mutu told the Evening Standard: “Mihajlovic should stop playing mind games as he lost those as well as the match.
“He should concentrate on football as he needs to improve his game.
“It was an awful insult – it was humiliating to be spat at, but I didn’t react as I put the team before any personal vendetta.
“He has a very poor sense of humour. Some exchanges were made but he couldn’t take it so he got violent. It was unprovoked and he started it.
“It had the opposite effect though, as he got sent off later on. He lost his mind and didn’t play well.
“He made a lot of mistakes. Lazio tried to be aggressive but it didn’t work as it was a night to remember for us.”