German referee Deniz Aytekin resumed play 35 minutes after the flare hit Akinfeev but trouble was never far away.
At half-time the game was 0-0 but trouble flared. Play was delayed for a further 18 minutes and when the second-half got underway tempers frayed. When a 66 minute penalty was saved all hell broke loose.
Both teams were under pressure to score goals and win as they share a position, with 5 points, in their Euro 2016 Group G.
England had a good night beating Lithuania 4-0 and other results included Spain versus Ukraine with Spain winning 1-0.
Brawling scenes on the pitch in Podgorica are under investigation. The regulatory body will need to take tough action to prevent further incidents. UEFA is awaiting reports before beginning disciplinary proceedures reports BBC News.
Some of the footballers involved in the fracas play for English teams; Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic plays for Montenegro.
Disciplinary action then may impact on English teams.