Real Madrid Appeal To UEFA Over Jose Mourinho’s Touchline Ban

Bernabeu club want Nyon official’s to change their mind.

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Real Madrid have appealed to European footballs governing body, Uefa, to overturn their decision in handing Jose Mourinho a five-game touchline ban.

The ‘Special One’ was given the punishment following his actions during the ill-tempered Champions League semi-final first-leg against Barcelona at the Bernabeu.

The Portuguese coach was sent to the stands for his reaction to Pepe’s dismissal, launching into a tirade against Barca during the post-match press conference and was subsequently banned from the second-leg.

Mourinho has publicly stated he will take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if his ban is upheld, but Madrid officials are hoping it will not go that far.

The Los Blancos will ask Uefa to look at the evidence again and overturn their original decision.

Real Madrid have appealed against the disciplinary verdict handed down to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho by the Uefa control and disciplinary body on May 6, and relating to the Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Madrid on April 27,” a statement on the Uefa website read.

“The appeal follows the sending by Uefa of the reasoned decision on June 6. The date of the hearing will be communicated in due course.”

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