Mourinho accused of improper conduct

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, Last Updated: 3:42 PM ET

MADRIS -- UEFA has charged Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho with improper conduct following the second yellow cards earned by Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos in Real's 4-0 win over Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.

In addition to Mourinho, UEFA has also charged both Alonso and Ramos, as well as goalkeepers Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek.

UEFA confirmed the charges in a statement that read: "UEFA has confirmed that a disciplinary case has been opened against Real Madrid for the improper conduct of coach Jose Mourinho and players Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek during the UEFA Champions League Group G match against AFC Ajax in Amsterdam on Tuesday."

It is believed that with the game well in hand on Tuesday, both Alonso and Ramos were instructed to deliberately receive a second yellow card for time wasting in order to serve their suspensions during the final group stage game, which would clear their slates for the knockout round.

Madrid's win helped them clinch the top spot in Group G, making the final group game against Auxerre a meaningless one.

There are pictures that appear to show both Casillas and Dudek relaying a message from Mourinho to both Alonso and Ramos, which is the reason that both goalkeepers are being charged.

UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body will hear the case on Nov. 30.


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