UEFA hand Mourinho five-match ban
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been handed a five-game European ban for his outbursts during and after the fiery UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona.
The former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss has already served a one-match ban and another is suspended, meaning he will miss Madrid's first three European games next season. Mourinho has also been fined €50,000 by UEFA's control and disciplinary body for his sending-off and comments after the first leg, while Real midfielder Pepe has been given a one-game ban, which he served in the second leg, for his red card.
Barcelona reserve keeper Jose Pinto, who was red-carded after a scuffle at half-time at the Bernabeu, has been given a three-game ban. Real Madrid, who were also fined €20,000 euros for the behaviour of their fans, have already announced they will appeal.
The club said in a statement: "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."