Jose Mourinho has been suspended by UEFA and several fines against Real Madrid players for “improper conduct” in ‘Cardgate.'
An investigation was opened after the former Inter Coach appeared to send messages to players Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso during the 4-0 win away to Ajax.
They were on yellow cards, so were ‘ordered' to receive a second for time-wasting in order to sit out the remaining group phase game, having a clean disciplinary record for the knockouts.
“The Spanish club's coach José Mourinho has been suspended from coaching activities for two UEFA club competition matches, of which the second is deferred for a probationary period of three years. He was also fined €40,000,” read a statement.
“Players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos were fined €20,000, Iker Casillas was fined €10,000 and Jerzy Dudek was fined €5,000.
“The red cards given to Alonso and Ramos stand, and they have therefore been suspended for one UEFA club competition match.
“The Control and Disciplinary Body has decided to fine Real Madrid CF €120,000.”
Real Madrid are in Milan's Champions League group and already sure of first place, while the Rossoneri have qualified in second.