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Mourinho handed Five Match Ban by UEFA

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been handed a five match European ban for his comments during and after the fiery UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg clash against Barcelona.

Mourinho has already served one match ban and has had another suspended, meaning he will miss Madrid’s first three European games next season. The Real Madrid boss has also been fined €50,000 by UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Bodyfor his sending off and comments, while Real midfielder Pepe has been handed a one match ban, which he served in the second leg which ended 1-1, for his red card.

Barca reserve keeper Jose Pinto, who was sent off after a fracas at half time at the Bernabeu, has been handed a three game ban. Real Madrid were also fined €20,000 for the behaviour of their fans. Madrid have announced, that they shall appeal against the punishment.

The club statement said, “Real Madrid CF considers this resolution still suffers from the same defects found at the start of the disciplinary case, which made it impossible for our coach to use his right to defend himself, since the exact statements for which the disciplinary case was opened are still unknown. Real Madrid CF will appeal this decision before the UEFA appeals body.”

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