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UEFA Fines Real Madrid And Coach Mourinho


The Control and Disciplinary Body of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said on Friday that Real Madrid’s Coach Jose Mourinho has been suspended for the next five UEFA club competition matches, due to statements he made in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

UEFA said in a statement issued on its website that UEFA’s Control and Disciplinary Body also decided to fine Mourinho EURO 50,000, while Real Madrid the club was fined EURO 20,000 for what they described as “improper conduct of their supporters.”

Madrid defender Pepe, who was sent off in the first leg, has been suspended for one UEFA competition match.

However, UEFA added that “as he did not take part in the second leg in Barcelona, he is considered to have served this suspension.”

Mourinho’s fine came after he made press statements at the end of Champion League’s first leg match where he described rulings by referees to favor Barcelona.

“Meanwhile Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto, who received a red card in the first leg match in Madrid, is suspended for three UEFA competition matches,” the statement said.

Noting that “having already served a one-match ban for the return leg, will now also be suspended for the UEFA Champions League final on 28 May and the next UEFA club competition match for which he is eligible,” the statement added.

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