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Mourinho suspended for two matches for eye poke

sports Updated: Oct 05, 2011 22:02 IST

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be banned for two matches for jabbing his finger into the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach, the Spanish football federation said on Wednesday.

Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova was banned for one match for responding to Mourinho by slapping him during a mass brawl in the final moments of Real Madrid's Super Cup loss to Barcelona on August 17, the federation said.

The bad feeling between the two clubs boiled over at the end of their match in the Nou Camp, which Barcelona won 3-2, giving them a 5-4 aggregate victory and the Super Cup trophy.

As players scrapped on the field, television pictures showed Mourinho walking over to Pep Guardiola's assistant Vilanova and poking him in the eye.

Mourinho later issued a letter apologising for his behaviour to Madrid fans but to no-one else.