Spanish giants Real Madrid have appealed with Uefa against the imposition of a five-match European ban on their manager Jose Mourinho after the comments he made post the Champions League semifinal first leg against Barcelona.
A statement on the Uefa website read - Real Madrid have appealed against the disciplinary verdict handed down to Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho by the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body on 6 May, and relating to the Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg on 27 April.
The appeal follows the sending by Uefa of the reasoned decision on 6 June.
The first leg tie between the two sides descended into a farce, with both sides attempting to get players sent off through histrionics. The match saw two red cards, as well as a touchline ban for Mourinho. Eventually, Real Madrid lost 2-0 which led to Mourinho's tirade, accusing Barcelona of being favored by Uefa through a refereeing conspiracy.
At the time, Mourinho had said, It's clear that against Barcelona you have no chance.
Guardiola is a fantastic coach, but he has won one Champions League which I would be ashamed to win after the scandal at Stamford Bridge and this year, if he wins it again, it will be after the scandal at the Bernabeu.
Mourinho then added: I hope that one day he will win a clean Champions League, with no incidents behind it.
Barcelona went on to win the Champions League after a 3-1 aggregate win over Madrid in the semis before a 3-1 win over Manchester United at Wembley in the final.