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Mourinho gets bench ban for eye-poke fracas

Assistant Barcelona coach also punished for his part in scuffle during Real Madrid's Supercup defeat

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Wednesday banned Real Madrid soccer coach José Mourinho and Tito Vilanova, an assistant to Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, for a scuffle that took place during the Supercup encounter in August.

Mourinho was barred from the touchline for two matches and Vilanova for one. Both also received a fine of 600 euros. The clubs, Real and Barça, were also fined 180 and 90 euros respectively.

The incident took place toward the end of the match on August 18, with Barcelona well on the way to victory. After a heavy tackle by Real defender Marcelo on Barcelona's Cesc, members of the two teams got involved in a fracas during which Mourinho pocked a finger into the eye of Vilanova, who retaliated by pushing the Portuguese as he was walking away.

José Mourinho sticks a finger in Tito Vilanova's eye during the Supercup meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid
José Mourinho sticks a finger in Tito Vilanova's eye during the Supercup meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid
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