MarceloBosch scored a long range, late penalty for Saracens, as they secured a placein the last four of the European Champions Cup on Sunday; the Sarries are now theonly English club left in the European tournament. However, their flanker JacquesBurger has been subsequently accused for attacking a Racing Metro scrum-half Maxime Machenaud midway through the match,and will face a disciplinary hearing later today.

Saracensled at half-time by 6-5, after two Charlie Hogdson penalties either side of a Machenaudunconverted try, which went over in the 27th minute of the match.

AlexGoode scored a third penalty kick for Saracens in the 48th minute, butwhen Machenaud sent his two second-half penalties over, the hosts looked incontrol and were well positioned to reach their first semi-final in top-levelEuropean tournament at 11-9.  However, itwas not to be for the Parisians, as they then masterminded their own downfall;the hosts were punished for time-wasting tactics on their own 10-metre line, inthe last minutes of the match.  With 10seconds remaining, the Welsh referee Nigel Owens penalised “Les Racingmen” and awarded a kick to the visitors.

TheSarries then struggled with a choice of a goalkicker; their first-pick Hodgsonwas not on the field to take the penalty, having injured his leg earlier, and AlexGoode lacked the required range, so up stepped Bosch to edge Saracens on pointahead for the victory.

TheArgentinian match winner, whose wife is about togive birth to twins, sent the Sarries into the semi-finals to face another difficultFrench opponent - Clermont Auvergne in St. Etienne on 18 April, as the French sidemade light work of Aviva Premiership leaders Northampton by winning 37-5 intheir quarter-final.

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 Other semi-finalistsare Toulon and Leinster, who will playon 19 April.

But it still remains to be seen what willhappen with the Sarries’ flanker Jacques Burger; if found guilty for the attack, he could face aminimum two – week ban, which could go to anything from eight weeks to 52 weeksmaximum.

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