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FC Barcelona News: 29 April 2011; Barcelona and Real Madrid File Complaints, Villarreal Trashed by Porto

One of several incidents UEFA will take a look at.
One of several incidents UEFA will take a look at.

Barcelona and Real file complaints to UEFA | Eurosport
Barcelona, who won 2-0 in an ill-tempered match at the Bernabeu, struck first when they announced they would formally denounce comments Real coach Jose Mourinho made belittling Pep Guardiola's past achievements. Real responded by saying they would file their own complaint with the European governing body about what they called repeated diving by some of the Barca players.

Barcelona and Real face UEFA action | ESPN
A statement on the UEFA website read: ''Following [Wednesday] night's UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona, UEFA has opened the following disciplinary cases against the clubs.

Mourinho words can't obscure Messi deeds | Eurosport
Real Madrid's spoiling tactics and Barca's play-acting gave way to a burst of match-winning brilliance from Lionel Messi, only for Real boss Jose Mourinho to once again hog the limelight with a bizarre, paranoid and slanderous post-match rant which, to all intents and purposes, alleged a UEFA conspiracy to help the Catalan side succeed.

Barcelona, Real reserves to play | Eurosport
While Barcelona and Real Madrid's first-choice players prepare for their Champions League semi-final second leg, the 'reserves' are likely to be in action in La Liga this weekend. The world's two richest clubs are scrapping it out in glorious isolation at the top of the table, Barca eight points clear of second-placed Real with five matches left.

First manager to win three times at the Bernabéu | FCBarcelona
Josep Guardiola has become the first Barça manager to win three matches at the Santiago Bernabéu (2-6 in 2008/09, 0-2 in 2009/10 and 0-2 on Wednesday). We now look at this and other trivia from the game.

Jose Mourinho has gone too far | ESPN
[Wednesday] night, the officials had to leave the pitch under protection from police riot shields. This is an atmosphere deliberately stoked by Mourinho, and many will consider this the week when his attitude toward referees -- and opponents -- went too far.

Clasico must not distort view of La Liga | Guillem Balague
The play-acting and faking of injury in this week`s El Clasico was very disappointing indeed. Sadly though, the Spanish press hasn`t dealt with the issue at all - they prefer to see it as part of the tension and the atmosphere created by the managers before the game.

"This season Barcelona had certainly some advantages. I feel that they were accidental. "When a manager comes out of a big game like that, and you have a disappointment, you have to accept that you can sometimes go a bit too far. "But I refuse to believe that there is, let’s say, a script behind the stage and that Barcelona is advantaged."

Javier Mascherano admits he needed time to adapt at Barcelona | Goal
Argentina international Javier Mascherano has admitted that he needed time to settle in at Barcelona after joining the club from Liverpool in the summer of 2010. The midfielder initially struggled to get regular first team action, but has become an integral part of the starting XI in recent weeks.

Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto delighted with Champions League debut | Goal
Barcelona youngster Sergi Roberto is overjoyed at having made his debut in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. The 19-year-old came on in the final minutes of their 2-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first-leg of the semi-final tie between the two sides.

Falcao inspires five-star Porto | Sky Sports
Radamel Falcao netted four second-half goals to help Porto come from behind to beat Villarreal 5-1 in their Europa League semi-final. Villarreal took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Cani but Porto, led by the prolific Falcao, hit back with five goals in a stunning display after the break to take total control of the semi-final.

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