Mourinho's Paranoia Creeping Into Madrid

Real Madrid have asked Uefa to take action against six Barcelona players for 'premeditated anti-sporting behaviour'. The club have added that the behaviour was part of the Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola's plan and therefore want action against him too. Real, who lost the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Bernabeu 2-0 last week, want two-game bans for Sergio Busquets, Dani Alves, Pedro and one-game bans for Seydou Keita, Víctor Valdes and Javier Mascherano.

The Real Madrid assistant coach, Aitor Karanka, will speak to the media on Monday before the return leg against Barcelona, the club have said on their website.

Karanka, along with Madrid striker Karim Benzema, will answer questions. The Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, who was sent off in the first leg, caused a huge controversy with his comments before and after last week's match. Before the game he hit out at Guardiola, then after his side's defeat he implied Barça receive favourable treatment from referees before he claimed the Catalan club had yet to win a "clean" Champions League title under Guardiola.

Uefa subsequently announced various charges against Mourinho, Madrid and Barca following the ill-tempered clash, while Barca also reported Mourinho to European football's governing body regarding his comments.

The five charges against Madrid are related to the throwing of missiles, a pitch invasion, Pepe's red card, the dismissal of Mourinho and the "inappropriate statement" given by the Portuguese coach at the post-match press conference. Barca, who won the game thanks to a pair of Lionel Messi goals, face one charge after the substitute goalkeeper Jose Pinto was shown a red card during the half-time melee.

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