Busquets cleared for Champions League final

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has been cleared to play in the Champions League final against Manchester United.Busquets was found not guilty of the charge he racially abused Real Madrid’s Marcelo during last month’s 2-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Marcelo alleged Busquets called him a ‘monkey’ during the clash, but a statement on Barcelona’s website confirmed the charge had been dropped and that the 22-year-old is free to play in the final.

“Sergio Busquets will be able to play in the Champions League final,” the statement read.

“UEFA has informed FC Barcelona that it rejected the complaint filed by Real Madrid.”

A statement on the UEFA website read: “The chairman of the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body, acting as a judge sitting alone, has today (Monday) decided to dismiss the complaint lodged by Real Madrid CF for racial abuse against its player Marcelo by FC Barcelona player Sergio Busquets in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg between the clubs in Madrid on 27 April, due to a lack of strong and convincing evidence.”

The Champions League final will take place at England’s Wembley Stadium on May 28.