UEFA cuts Mourinho's suspension

Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho looks on during a training session at the Valdebebas...

Real Madrid's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho looks on during a training session at the Valdebebas training grounds outside Madrid December 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Paul Hanna)

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MADRID, Spain -- Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho had a two- match ban in Champions League reduced to one and the fine reduced Monday after an appeal to UEFA.

The original suspension and fine was for allegedly instructing players to deliberately get red cards so they could serve bans in a meaningless game.

Mourinho will serve his one-match ban in Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Auxerre, the last in the group stage.

Fines against Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas and Jerzy Dudek will still be upheld, as will one-game suspensions to Xabi and Ramos.


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