LONDON - Real Madrid defender Ricardo
Carvalho will miss this month's Champions League semi-final
first leg against Barcelona through suspension.
The Portuguese international was ruled out of the match in
two weeks after being booked in the first half of Wednesday's
1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur.
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However, the good news for Real is that defender Pepe will
be available against Barca after being banned for the game at
With Real already 4-0 up from last week's first leg against
Spurs, coach Jose Mourinho substituted two of his players in the
second half at White Hart Lane to avoid the duo possibly
suffering the same fate as Carvalho.
"As time passed Spurs became less of a threat, we got hold
of the ball more and managed to control the game more," said
"As a result I was able to take off two of the players
already on yellow cards - Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo,"
the coach told reporters after his side romped to a 5-0
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