Mourinho gets five-match ban over semi-final outburst

Madrid: UEFA handed Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho a five-match ban on Friday following his sending-off and subsequent outburst in the recent Champions League semi-final first leg defeat by Barcelona.

Real said in a statement that one of the matches would be suspended for three seasons, while the coach has already served one of the remaining four in the second leg of the semi-final, which finished 1-1, giving Barcelona a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Mourinho bitterly criticised the referee after Real`s 2-0 defeat at the Bernabeu.

Bureau Report