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Spanish midfielder in trouble as governing body responds to rivals claims that following Champions League semi-final meetings

Barcelona's Sergio Busquets could be in hot water after Uefa confirmed they have opened a disciplinary case against him following the Champions League semi-finals against Real Madrid in which he is alleged to have racially abused Marcelo.

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Madrid complained that Busquets had allegedly called the left-back a "mono" (monkey) during the semi-final first-leg on April 27 which ended 2-0 to the Spanish champions.

A statement realeased by Uefa reads:

"Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, who is alleged to have violated Article 11 bis of the Uefa Disciplinary Regulations by directing racist abuse towards a Real Madrid CF player in the Uefa Champions League semi-final first-leg between the clubs on April 27.

"The proceedings have been launched on the basis of evidence provided by Real Madrid [video and statement of club and player]. The Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body will deal with the case on Sunday, May 15 and the decision will be communicated to the club on Monday, May 16."

Busquets could miss the Champions League final against Manchester United at Wembley if he is found guilty and subsequently suspended.

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