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Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid players not punished further after Champions League clash

Mario Mandzukic (R) argues with Dani Carvajal
Image: Mario Mandzukic (r): Argues with Dani Carvajal

Dani Carvajal, Mario Suarez and Miranda have escaped further sanctions after Tuesday's heated Madrid derby in the Champions League.

Real Madrid defender Carvajal appeared to hit out at Atletico striker Mario Mandzukic as the two clashed inside the Real box midway through the second half of the 0-0 first-leg draw.

Both players also dismissed suggestions that the Spanish international full-back had bitten Mandzukic.

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Atletico duo Suarez and Miranda, meanwhile, criticised the performance of Serbian referee Milorad Mazic, claiming that an official from a "minor league" shouldn't have been put in charge of such a high profile game.

However, they will also escape punishment for their comments, although Suarez is already suspended for the second leg having been booked on Tuesday.

"No disciplinary action (will be taken) for these alleged incidents," a UEFA spokesperson told AFP on Thursday.

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Atletico by European football's governing body, though, for breaches of safety regulations as a supporter invaded the pitch at the full-time whistle.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 21.

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