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Friday hearing for Desailly

Published: Wednesday 21 April 2004, 20.48CET
The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has instigated proceedings against Chelsea FC's Marcel Desailly.

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Published: Wednesday 21 April 2004, 20.48CET

Friday hearing for Desailly

The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has instigated proceedings against Chelsea FC's Marcel Desailly.
The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has instigated disciplinary proceedings against Chelsea FC defender Marcel Desailly for improper conduct in last night's 3-1 UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat at AS Monaco FC.

Video evidence
Video evidence will be used against the veteran French international, after he appeared to strike Monaco forward Fernando Morientes in the face five minutes after half-time. Desailly's case will be dealt with on Friday along with that of Monaco midfield player Akis Zikos, sent off in the 53rd minute.

Makelele suspended
The Greek international was dismissed by Swiss referee Urs Meier for pushing Claude Makelele, who was booked for his part in the incident. It was the Chelsea midfielder's third caution in the competition, ruling him out of the 5 May return in London. The decisions will be revealed at approximately 16.00CET.

Last updated: 21/04/04 15.42CET

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