17 May 2011

Busquets can play in Champions League final

6:01 am on 17 May 2011

The Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets can play in the Champions League final against Manchester United after being cleared of racial abuse.

Uefa has dismissed claims by Barca's Spanish rivals Real Madrid that Busquets racially insulted full-back Marcelo during their semi-final tie.

Busquets is now free to line up against United at Wembley on the 28th of May.

European football's governing body said via a statement on its website that it had "decided to dismiss the complaint lodged by Real due to a lack of strong and convincing evidence".

The incident was one of many in an ill-tempered match during which Real player Pepe and coach Jose Mourinho were sent off.