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Mourinho turns fury on UEFA

2011-04-28 08:59

Madrid - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hit out at UEFA, the referee and counterpart Pep Guardiola after a 2-0 loss to Barcelona that left the nine-time champion's Champions League title hopes in tatters.

In Wednesday's semi-final first leg, Mourinho saw his team reduced to 10 men against Barcelona for the fifth straight game counting back to last year's semifinal win with Inter Milan.

The Portuguese coach, who was sent off for protesting Pepe's 61st-minute red card, claimed UEFA favors Barcelona and said Barcelona under Guardiola have never won the Champions League fairly.

"It disgusts me to live in this world," the surly Mourinho said.

Pepe's exit opened up Madrid and Lionel Messi scored twice in the last 15 minutes to give Barcelona a commanding advantage ahead of Tuesday's second leg at the Camp Nou.

Mourinho followed up the ill-tempered match, which he and Guardiola had already stoked with comments in the buildup, with an equally sullen news conference, and even that was delayed by UEFA so both teams could cool down.

Mourinho said a conspiracy between Barcelona and UEFA must exist after the Catalan club came out with a favorable referee decision for the third straight semifinal.

"Every semi-final the same thing always happens. Why? I'll live my whole life with this question but I hope one day to get the answer," Mourinho said. "Why could Chelsea not get to the final two years ago? Last year to get to the final with Inter was a miracle. Why again in this game?"

Guardiola led Barcelona to the 2009 trophy after getting past Chelsea, which had an injury-time penalty claim for a handball waved away. Inter eliminated Barcelona last year despite playing for over an hour with 10 men.

"I don't understand. I don't know if it's publicity for (sponsor) UNICEF or (FIFA and UEFA head of referees committee Angel) Villar's influence in UEFA. They have the power and no one else has a chance."

Mourinho, who worked as an assistant coach during a four-year stint at Barcelona in the late 1990s, was particularly scathing of Barcelona's accomplishments, which he believed would be tainted regardless.

"You can't hide it. Inside (the Catalans) are laughing and enjoying this thinking we're going to (the final at) Wembley. But to win this way must leave a bad taste," Mourinho said.

"I've won two Champions Leagues and I won them both on the field and they were with two clubs. We won with work, effort, sweat, fight and with a lot of work. Josep Guardiola is a fantastic coach - I repeat he is a fantastic coach - but he won the Champions with the scandal at Stamford Bridge. And if he wins again then it will be affected by today."

Guardiola, who responded to Mourinho's pre-match comments with an expletive-filled rant, wouldn't be drawn into reacting this time.

"Nothing," Guardiola responded when asked his opinion about Mourinho's comments.

Barcelona said its legal team would study Mourinho's comments before deciding whether to take action against him with UEFA.

Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez said his team was rewarded for its more positive approach against a defensive Madrid side which managed only 23 percent of possession.

"Barcelona was superior again - we were the only team on the field looking to play football, looking to hold the ball, attack, take the game," Xavi said. "The result is just."

Madrid will be without Pepe and Sergio Ramos for the return leg after the Madrid defender was booked to be suspended, while Mourinho won't be allowed to sit on the bench.

The Portuguese coach wasn't alone in venting his anger at the opposition.

"I played three games against Barcelona and each time we have to play with 10," striker Emmanuel Adebayor. "That's something I cannot believe. Today, maybe Pepe committed a foul but I don't think it was a red card.

"Whenever you play against Barca, whenever you touch them they are on the floor crying like a baby. Barcelona is a fantastic club, they play fantastic football, but they have to stop that."

Meanwhile, Mourinho capped his diatribe by completely discounting Madrid's chances of reaching its 14th European Cup final.

"If we score a goal they'll kill us again. It's a result that is impossible," said Mourinho, a two-time Champions League winner. "It's mission impossible. They should get to the final."

AP

Comments
  • Whistleblower - 2011-04-28 09:12

    Great read! The ONLY part I will agree with when Adebayor says, “Whenever you touch them they are on the floor crying like a baby.”

      Gorilla - 2011-04-28 09:40

      That's how football is played. By overpaid primadonna's.

      Dango - 2011-04-28 12:55

      But it is true that Chelsea were robbed of that penalty in '09....and look at van Persie's red card in the qrt final...he may possibly have a point. But I don't think Pepe's red card cost them the game, but who knows

      Electronic Cemetery - 2011-04-28 16:44

      @Dango- Exactly I USED to enjoy Barca when Frank Rijkaard coached them but since Guardiola's coached them they dive and dive and dive and cry and wave cards at the ref and surround the ref every decision... The Arsenal game is case in point, Barca should have been down a player not Arsenal... They disgust me with the way they handle transfers too, I used to like them and dislike Real but now I would love Real to kick their asses! UEFA are up Barca's bum I'm convinced of that, they get ALL the decisions in any European game! In the league they are beatable, in Europe they are protected by the refs like the outcome was decided beforehand...

  • Rammsteen - 2011-04-28 09:21

    Jose, after seeing your biography I'd expect to see a bit more of a mature attitude. You sound like an old hag!

  • S.Soga - 2011-04-28 09:22

    Sour grapes!!! Real were very defensive, the referee was very lenient during the first half-he did well. Mourinho will eat his words.

      Cassels Madingwane - 2011-04-28 09:53

      Could not agree more, it was only a matter of time till somebody got a red card in that match and it was certainly not going to be Barcelona when they enjoyed a lot of possession. Real Madrid was just chasing shadows and for a home team, it was not a possitive approach! The tension got too high in that match and he should have instructed his player to remain more focused instead of those silly tackles like the one by Pepe and Adebayor. They never gained control of the match and this put a lot of pressure on themselves resulting in those errors.

      Kubes - 2011-04-28 10:06

      How is this sour grapes?Arsenal were cheated and now Madrid also. Its pathetic. Barca are cheats, finish and Klaar!!!!!

      gees-hey - 2011-04-28 12:58

      maybe you should understand soccer young one... Jose had a good plan but Barca mealed tackles once again. its UEFA team playing there & in every game barca plays there are babies crying on the floor or surrounding a ref cos thats how they play. always needing assistance from UEFA. Barca is good but certainly overrated. maybe its PEP making babies out of his team therefore they vry for evrything. Pathetic game on a whole but even worse is yet another set of bad actors...

      Notbuyinface - 2011-04-28 20:37

      I agree, Adebayor should have been next. Mourinho is a bad loser, everytime he plays Barcelona he employs rough tactics, so the ref should just watch as good players get kicked? No ways.

  • Lennox - 2011-04-28 09:32

    Come now "Special One" give credit to the "Annointed One"!!!! Real Madrids display was a bit "Messi" to say the least, too defensive minded. I think Jose lost the game in the mind prior to kickoff or maybe it was Guardiola's "Pep" talk prior to kickoff. Players are now compelled to attend drama classes as part of their contract obligations.

      Reagan - 2011-04-28 10:36

      I couldnt agree more Lennox, how on earth can you play with no striker and expect to win when you have 2 players on the bench with 5/6 goals between them before this tie..Dont make no sense to me..

  • jamesonl - 2011-04-28 09:35

    This mourinho chap is always wimpering. He is so annoying.

      gees-hey - 2011-04-28 12:59

      just like you Jamesonl

  • Tonsil - 2011-04-28 09:35

    Real Madrid went into the game with the same mindset as Holland in the 2010 World Cup Final against Spain. Negative robust play with the hope that they can sneak a set piece goal from Ronaldo. I do however believe that it is time for FIFA to introduce post match siting for players that fall all over the place after being "fouled" hoping to get a free kick, penalty or hard the opposing player carded.

      Patriot - 2011-04-28 09:57

      I agree that they want to sneak a goal and then defend like crazy. I also agree with the post match review. I'm sure they can use some technology to determine whether a tackler has made contact or not. I see Victor Matfield and Fourie Du Preez are big soccer fans. They also moan at the ref for the whole match.

      Electronic Cemetery - 2011-04-28 17:01

      @Tonsil- You 100% right, we need retrospective punishment in football if they're not going to use TV refs, so divers will carry a yellow into their next game and the other player's card rescinded... Criers too and if its a red that wasn't seen then a red carried into the next game retrospectively so the player will miss 3 games instead of just the 2 in addition to not finishing the game that was being played in when the offense occurred that way its fair...Penalties wrongly won/awarded should also somehow be reversed and a winning score turned into a draw, this way coaches will REALLY discourage their players from diving in the box! Also the Respect campaign should be made A LOT more strict!!! The team captain should be the ONLY player allowed to directly address the Ref in any situation, unless the ref himself engages with another player, so it'll be speak if spoken to, none of this intimidation we see nowadays!

  • James - 2011-04-28 09:38

    Real were outclassed. Schalke were also outclassed. Barcelona and Manchester United are excellent teams. Real really were below standard and Barcelona had a brilliant day. It happens that way from time to time. The scores flattered Real and Schalke.

  • Patriot - 2011-04-28 09:39

    Wow, this guy is arrogant. 23% possession and he feels cheated? Sure the guys were diving all the time and it was very annoying but the 2 goals were not a direct result of the red card. Perhaps if they focused more on playing football instead of this kick and hope nonsense then they might have won. It seems a bit idiotic that a team with Ronaldo, Kaka etc play counter attack football at home as if they are a bottom of the log team playing away from home. Real Madrid are losing their appeal under Mourinho.

  • James - 2011-04-28 09:43

    Real were outclassed. They had a bad day and Barcelona were in top form. The score flattered Real. Barcelona should have scored more. Similar game to Manachester United's. There is still the second leg. If Real have a good day and Barcelona have a bad day the situation could be reversed.

  • SA Soccer Business - 2011-04-28 09:58

    Sour grapes. He wanted his team to kick Barca off the pitch last night and failed miserably. Terrible advert for Spanish football - all rolling around, dying and then up and sprinting around 5 seconds later (rugby players must have been laughing!) Barcelona v Man United at Wembley!

      Patriot - 2011-04-28 10:02

      I think even the Netball players were laughing.

  • Hagar - 2011-04-28 10:10

    As a supporter who favours Barcelona over Real Madrid even I can understand the comments. Yes Real set out with negative tactics, that was their choice, but I was embarased to watch Barcelona falling over, clutching faces at every opportunity, obviously looking to get the opposition carded or sent off when no contact anywhere near the face was made. Yes Barca are the better side, but I cannot condone their actions and believe they were the greater disgrace. When did soccer become a ladies game? Sorry, that was demeaning of the fairer genda. Barca should be labeled cheats. Messi scored 2 goals because he was the only one on the field actually trying to play the game.

      AJ - 2011-04-28 10:18

      Messi likes to stay on his feet too....

      Stateman - 2011-04-28 15:45

      YOU NEED TO BE SLAPPED IN YOUR FACE AND THEN RESPOND, THIS IS FROM A SOCCER PLAYER NOT A MONDAY COACH

      Electronic Cemetery - 2011-04-28 17:09

      @Hagar you're my hero for actually making the comment you made! You are 100% right! Yes Barca play better football and yes the team work better on the pitch together but what some of the players do on the pitch to win free kicks, decisions and cards is disgraceful! It cheapens the game! Thanks Hagar for making such an honest comment it's refreshing!

  • Magnoman - 2011-04-28 10:12

    Most European football players - Spanish, Italian and English especially are cheaters and they must be instructed to "fall over" at the slightest touch .... this is the secret to Messi's success !!!! he actually tries to stay on his feet and even when he is manhandled he pushes on and that why he scores so many goals. He is an absolute pleasure to watch. Can't stand all these drama queens and trying to con the refs who have a virtually impossible task.

      Timothy Coetzer - 2011-04-28 10:25

      one tough Argentian

  • martin rea - 2011-04-28 10:22

    COME ON MOURINHO HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU THINK YOU COULD USE YOUR SMASH AND GRAB TATICS DEFEND AND HOPE TO PINCH A GOAL YOU WHERE THE HOME TEAM IN THE PAST YOUR TEAMS HAVE BEEN KNOW TO DIVE AND PLAY ACT THE SORRY FACT IS THE BEST TEAM WON AND GIVE YOUR TEAM A FOOTBALLING LEASON

  • Amanzimtoti - 2011-04-28 10:34

    did anyone see adebayor running into barca players basically hitting busquets in the face... real madrid are just sore losers, the special one wasn't so special last night and I completely agree with Xavi, baraca tried to play football not just defend for 90 minutes. Pepe went straight through Alves and even the commentators were surprised Diara hadn't been booked. Theres always two sides to the story and Mourinho is just being an idiot... at the end of the day most football players dive and act like they're dying, just because pedro did it a lot last night doesnt tarnish a good barca win. Why should alves just get up when pepe went in to hurt him... look at Pepe's eyebrows, they're full of anger

      Makgato - 2011-04-29 19:02

      I totally agree with that

  • Pieter - 2011-04-28 10:48

    It gave me so much joy to see this idiot in so much distress!

  • jaydee26@24.com - 2011-04-28 10:51

    Real crying over Barca "tactics" when it is obvious the superior manager and team won. Jose set up shop with the sole intention of roughing up the Barca players and not allowing them to play their normal passing game, Pep countered by having his players go down @ any touch. Jose got beaten using his own game and now he wants to cry foul. Funny how not Mourinho or ANY Real supporter mentions the Marcelo "foul" in the La Liga game that got Madrid the penalty to equalize against the Catalans. Mourinho has an air of entitlement about him and when he fails, throws a tantrum. Mourinho has attacking talent aplenty but the 5-0 mauling has knocked the fear of God into him and he has resorted to negative tactics in an attempt to beat Barca

      tendanic - 2011-04-28 11:27

      couldn't agree more. Mourinho is too scared to play against Barca because he thinks he is entitled to win. We all know that there is nothing that could be fair on mourihno as long as he is losing. He thinks he is better than the game........His tactics was to play hard defence, and when you do that you have to accept that there will be a lot of decisions against you unlike when you set yourself out to play.

  • take that - 2011-04-28 11:08

    No wonder why Jose never won the champion's league with Chelsea. when it matters most he employs dirty tactics. This time it was long grass on the pitch, at chelsea it was a mud bath minutes before kick off. He is a good coach but should just admit he used the wrong tactics and lost the match.

  • Zakhele - 2011-04-28 11:38

    Listen to this one: I am a die heart supporter of Barcelona. Even my second last son is named Barcelona (during the days of big Franky revolution). All six of us watched the game with keen interest until PEPE was sent off. But what happened yesterday is beyond belief. I would love to see Barca make Real chase their shadows. Barca (Alves in particular and the fouth match official) and the referee cheated the watching world. Mourinho had everything under control until once again the referee and Barca players decided to use option B which is unfortunately not a good sporting practice. So, yes I wanted Barca in the final BUT NOT LIKE THIS! Ashamed and gutted. I really do feel for Mourinho-except for one thing and that is playing to defend in front of his home crowd. All two Real's red cards are absolute jokes. If I was EUFA I would be every ashamed of what happened yesterday. For the first time I agree with Mourinho and Real 100 %. It was nothing else but pure 'daylight' or should I say ('glittering night') robbery! I've got nothing more to say on this subject.

  • nvledwaba - 2011-04-28 12:00

    marcelo shud have been the first 1 to walk .....he was kicking pedro n messi throughout the game.lass was also pushing and shoving messi and bresquits around.fact is Real's tactics were hard and they didn't look like they want to score...its a shame for a big team to have that kinda of tactics especially at this time of the champions league

  • johannwerner - 2011-04-28 12:01

    Am i the only that actually watched the game and know the rules. Studs up reckless challenge doesnt matter even though he has gone for the ball its reckless and deserves a red card. Another madrid player pulled the barcelonas shirt and didnt even get a yellow that is a dilberate foul in which a man united player was given a second yellow a year ago in the quater finals. Decisions slightly favoured madrid.

      johannwerner - 2011-04-28 12:02

      in the quater finals last year not this season

      Zakhele - 2011-04-28 12:08

      Werner- I think you had a good d spirit when you were watching this one. It was daylight robbbery. Real Madrid were robbed. Needless to say I am Barcelona supporter myself but who wants things on a platter? Don't you think the EUFA refs tried to employ BEE rules and strategies on this one? It's like saying Malema qualifies for an RDP house. Barca has been thirsty for a long time- somebody had to intervene.

  • johannwerner - 2011-04-28 12:06

    And what about the guy that hit the barca player in the face and the guy that walked on another barca player. No one can say the ref was biased towards barca maybe to real madrid yes. I like morinho but think he is wrong on this.

  • Aribs - 2011-04-28 12:22

    Barca were better on the night, bottom line. They did much more than Real. They played more football, dived around alot more and cried like little babies more. Its quite disturbing to see football going in this direction. This diving and trying to con the officials shows massive lack of character and good sportsmanship. Players need to be punished for this as this is the only way it will stop. To be honest I don't think the red card affected the outcome, Barcelona deserved the win...but from that performance they don't deserve the title....that belongs to a TEAM that plays football and not ballet....UNITED UNITED UNITED!!!

  • Mzansisoka - 2011-04-28 13:30

    hahaha! The case of teh fox and sour grapes...

  • Tombstone - 2011-04-28 13:30

    I woder how that idiot Fergie will react when they lose the final.....

      Albo - 2011-04-28 14:03

      Who knows what will happen in the final but the fact that UTD will be in the final is an achievement all together!!! Just for that, I say WELL DONE SIR ALEX!!

  • Dazzle - 2011-04-28 13:56

    For once, I agree with Mourinho. Pepe's challenge was nothing compared to the way in which Alonso was pole-axed in the World Cup Final. A yellow card yes, red card no. With so much at stake referees need to see the bigger picture as well. In the case of Real, who are 9 times Champions, I guess nobody likes a winner! Commercially, there appear to be some "special interest groups" that would really benefit from a Barcelona Champions League victory. When one considers the shenanigans that go on in Cricket, it really would not surprise me if it was happening in Football as well!

  • Riaan Loff - 2011-04-28 14:16

    its all too fimiliar,remember busquets when he had motta send off? some things never change. Bra-ca is cry babies.loof daddy(UEFA) they want to steal our toys!! why was Iniesta `s ban overturned while mourinho and his players were fined? UEFA , UNICEF is a mafia,Bra-ca hiding behind UNICEF badge but the "Special One" see right throught them . crooks. come on Fergie whip their diving assess!!

  • Riaan Loff - 2011-04-28 14:19

    seen it all before,remember busquets against inter last year,peeping to see if motta was send off? why was Iniesta ban overturned while real players and their coach was fined 4 same offence?UNICEF,UEFA,bra-ca is a big mafia.but the "special One" can see right throught them.come on fergie whip those cry baby assess @ wembley!!! and ferdinand brake a leg!!!

      S.Soga - 2011-04-28 14:42

      Now hold on now Riaan Loff, you getting ahead of yourself there.....Barca thumped Man Utd by 4 goals in the previous final, and Ronaldo was hot bac then. I remember Messi scoring a spectacular header....even the referee was compelled to skip, hold his face and close his eyes to appreciate that moment. Stop complaining and play football for a change.

      Albo - 2011-04-28 15:12

      @S.Soga - The previous final was between Inter and Bayern Munich. In 2009 Barca beat UTD 2-0.

  • Stateman - 2011-04-28 15:42

    POSSESION 70/30 SAYS IT ALL

      Albo - 2011-04-28 15:48

      Exactly!!! RM`s approach to the whole game was shocking. To have the advantage of playing at home and you just sit back waiting for an error was the reason for the 2-0 scoreline. I really did`nt enjoy the diving from Barca but that second Messi goal absolute class!!!

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