1 Dec 2010

Mourinho banned for two matches

10:23 am on 1 December 2010

The Real Madrid football coach Jose Mourinho has been given a two-match ban following allegations that two of his players deliberately got sent off in a Champions League match against Ajax Amsterdam.

UEFA also handed out several fines related to events late in the game in Amsterdam last week including 200 thousand dollars for Real, 70 thousand for Mourinho and lower amounts for players Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek.

The second match of Mourinho's European ban has been deferred for a probationary period of three years.

Yesterday Real were beaten 5-nil by Barcelona.