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UEFA bans Mourinho

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been given a five-match touchline ban in European competitions, for his sending off and verbal outburst at the Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona, UEFA said today.

sports Updated: May 06, 2011 23:59 IST

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been given a five-match touchline ban in European competition for his red card and verbal outburst at the Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona, UEFA said on Friday.

Mourinho was also fined 50,000 euros (R 32.6 lakh) for his behaviour by a UEFA disciplinary panel. The ban include the second leg of the tie, which he has already served, while the final match would be suspended for a probationary three-year period. That means the he will be banned for the first three European matches next season.

Barcelona's reserve goalkeeper Jose Pinto was suspended for three matches after being sent off in a scuffle on the touchline at halftime of the same game.

Mourinho vs UEFA
Mourinho has already been in trouble with UEFA this season when he was given a two-match ban over allegations that two of his players engineered deliberate red cards on his orders in a group game against Ajax back in November.

After an appeal, UEFA reduced the ban to one game with a second deferred for a probationary period of three years, and cut his fine to 30,000 euros from 40,000. Real's fine was reduced to 100,000 euros from 120,000.

Afterwards, Mourinho described UEFA's decision as a "medal" and not a punishment and complained there was one rule for him and another for other coaches.

Troubled past

January 2004: At Porto, after a match against Sporting Clube de Portugal in Lisbon, Porto keeper Vítor Baía and Sporting midfielder Rui Jorge exchanged shirts. Mourinho took Jorge's shirt from Baia and ripped it; not charged with misconduct on that occasion.

March 2005: While at Chelsea, faced a two-match ban for suggesting that Barca coach Rijkaard broke FIFA rules by meeting referee Anders Frisk at half-time during a CL tie.

June 2005: Fined £200,000 (Rs1.4cr) for meeting with Arsenal Ashley Cole, breaching Premier League rules. He also called Arsene Wenger ‘a voyeur’.

November 2010: Charged with improper conduct and a one-match ban after allegedly instructing Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso to get red cards in order to play the KOs and miss a final group match which was rendered meaningless.