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Did Sergio Busquets racially abuse Marcelo? Judge for yourself...

WATCH: New footage allegedly shows the Spain star mouthing racial slurs behind his cupped hand.

Jose Mourinho has words with Sergio Busquets during the first leg last week.
Jose Mourinho has words with Sergio Busquets during the first leg last week.
Image: AP Photo/Paul White

BARCELONA MAY BE two away goals to the good and the tie is probably dead – but tonight’s final El Clasico has plenty of needle.

After a week of recriminations, Real Madrid have accused Barca’s Sergio Busquets (who else?) of racially abusing their man Marcelo.

This video has emerged of the Spain midfielder apparently mouthing ‘Mono’ – the Spanish word for monkey – behind a cupped hand.

Or did he?

In another twist to this increasingly ugly soap opera, UEFA have dispatched legendary former referee Pierluigi Collina to the Camp Nou as an assessor.

With tensions high after a the red-blooded first-leg six days ago – the result of which saw UEFA open up disciplinary proceedings against both clubs – they’ve decided to appoint their biggest name official as referee Frank de Bleeckere’s monitor.

El Clasico watch: 10 things to expect from tonight’s game>

We”ll have a liveblog of all the action from 7-ish/when I get back from indoor football>

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