Jose Mourinho Receives A Five-Match Ban

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has received a five-match ban for comments he made following the Champions League first-leg loss to Barcelona. Mourinho’s team were knocked out 3-1 on aggregate in the tie but it was the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 27 which was filled with controversy. A Lionel Messi brace gave the Catalans victory, but Mourinho, defender Pepe and second-choice Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Pinto were…

May 6, 2011

UEFA Charge Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid and Barcelona

Jose Mourinho is in the dock after UEFA hit Real Madrid and Barcelona with a total of six charges relating to their hate-fuelled Champions League clash. Mourinho faces an extended touchline ban for his sending-off during the second half of Wednesday’s game at the Bernabeu and post-match comments which implied there was a conspiracy to help Barca get through. Real also face charges of missiles thrown from the crowd and…

April 29, 2011

José Mourinho Criticises Barcelona

José Mourinho effectively accused Uefa of fixing it for Barcelona to reach the Champions League final after his Real Madrid team were beaten 2-0 at home by their fiercest rivals in an ugly and controversy-filled first leg of their semi-final. Mourinho claimed it was “impossible” for Madrid to defeat the dark forces lined up against them after a night on which he and his defender Pepe were sent off. Two…

April 28, 2011