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UEFA Hits Mourinho With Five Match Ban

Not a surprise that UEFA have fined and suspended Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho for his comments after the Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona.

Mourinho has already served a one-match ban (after his sending off in the first leg) and another is suspended, meaning he will miss Madrid’s first three European games next season. Mourinho has also been fined £44,000 by UEFA.

Real Madrid have said that they will appeal the decision and a statement on their web site read:

“The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has announced to Real Madrid CF its decision to suspend coach Jose Mourinho for five games. The coach has already seen through the suspension of the first of these games. The suspension of the fifth and final game will be pending during the next three years. 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. “