UEFA charge Real Madrid and Barcelona

28 April 2011 05:30

Real Madrid and Barcelona will both face UEFA disciplinary hearings following their ill-tempered Champions League semi-final, first leg on Wednesday night.

UEFA announced that Madrid will answer five charges relating to the throwing of missiles, a pitch invasion, Pepe's red card, the dismissal of coach Jose Mourinho and the "inappropriate statement" given by the Portuguese manager at the post-match press conference.

Barca, who won the game 2-0 thanks to a pair of Lionel Messi strikes, will face just one charge after substitute goalkeeper Jose Pinto was shown a red card during the half-time melee. The cases will be heard by UEFA's control and disciplinary body on Friday, May 6.

Source: PA