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When Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso got SENT OFF on purpose

Jose Mourinho will meet Xabi Alonso once again but this time both as managers, as Roma face Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League semi-finals.

We will take you back to 2010 when Jose Mourinho ordered Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso to get sent off while managing Real Madrid.

When he was the manager of Real Madrid in 2010, Mourinho had already qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

However, already 4-0 up against Ajax and with a meaningless game left against Auxerre in the group stages, He realized that star players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos had picked up yellow cards earlier in the match.

The problem with that was the Spanish duo would carry that yellow card into the knockout stages or be suspended if they picked up another yellow in the match against Auxerre.

Jose Mourinho told the players to pick up red cards on purpose

Both players got red cards and were sent off, Luis Suarez was not happy with the timewasting involved.

Subsequently, Jose Mourinho was penalised for his actions and was slapped with a fine.

Real Madrid went on to progress to the semi-finals that year but were well beaten by rivals Barcelona who went on the lift the coveted trophy.

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