UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid vs. Barcelona—UEFA Opens Investigation
Maybe Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid vs. Barcelona conspiracy theories weren't completely unfounded, after all.
Less than 24 hours after Barcelona's controversial 2-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Real Madrid, UEFA announced that it's opening a disciplinary investigation after an incident-marred semifinal tilt at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Among the noteworthy episodes that sparked UEFA's looking into the matter: Real Madrid's Pepe was controversially given a red card on a questionable foul against Dani Alves, Barcelona reserve goalkeeper was shown red for his involvement in a melee outside in the tunnel as the teams went into the dressing rooms at halftime and Madrid manager Mourinho was banished from the touchline for protesting Pepe's sendoff.
UEFA posted the following on its website:
Following last night's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona, UEFA has opened the following disciplinary cases against the clubs.
The case against Real Madrid is in relation to the throwing of missiles, a pitch invasion, the red card shown to Pepe, the dismissal of coach José Mourinho, as well as the inappropriate statement given by Mr Mourinho to the media after the match (UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, Article 5 – Principles of conduct).
The case against Barcelona regards the red card administered to José Pinto.
Both cases will be heard by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body on Friday 6 May.
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