Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Real Madrid & Barcelona protests dismissed by Uefa - bbc

Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 0 comments


Uefa has rejected the complaints lodged by Real Madrid and Barcelona following their ill-tempered Champions League semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu. 

Real claimed that their opponents were guilty of "unsportsmanlike behaviour", and Pepe should not have been sent off.

But Uefa ruled there was "no common strategy to provoke" by Barca, and upheld the decision to dismiss Pepe.

Barcelona's complaint about Real boss Jose Mourinho was rejected because he is already under investigation.

Both clubs, however, will face the charges brought against them by European football's governing body over incidents that occurred during last Wednesday's match.

A Uefa statement read: "FC Barcelona have been referred to the proceedings already brought against Mr Mourinho, which will be heard by the control and disciplinary body on Friday 6 May.

"No new disciplinary proceedings are therefore to be opened against Jose Mourinho on the basis of the complaint lodged by Barcelona."

The row between the two Spanish clubs flared following a fiery encounter won 2-0 by visitors Barcelona. The second leg takes places at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

After the game Real coach Jose Mourinho suggested the Catalan club is favourably treated by referees.

Real responded by claiming Barca tried to mislead the referee by play acting and this led to both clubs complaining to Uefa.

The decision to reject their complaints were taken by the vice-chairman of Uefa's disciplinary panel and can be appealed against within three days if the clubs wish to do so.


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