Barca contemplate action after Jose Mourinho outburst

Real coach Jose Mourinho is sent to the stands Mourinho was given his marching orders in the second halfBarcelona are contemplating whether to report Jose Mourinho after the Real Madrid coach insinuated they receive favourable treatment from referees.

Mourinho vented his fury after Barca won 2-0 at 10-man Real in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

He said: “It’s clear that against Barcelona you have no chance.

“I don’t know if it’s the publicity of Unicef [the club’s shirt sponsor], I don’t know if it’s because they are very nice, but they’ve got this power.”

Mourinho added: “I don’t know if it’s the friendship of [Spanish football federation president Angel Maria] Villar at [European football’s governing body] Uefa, where he is vice-president.”

Mourinho’s anger stemmed from referee Wolfgang Stark’s decision to send off Real defender Pepe for a foul on Dani Alves on the hour mark with the score at 0-0.

The Portuguese was also sent to the stands after protesting to the fourth official and his mood had not lightened at the post-match press conference.

“[Barcelona’s Pep] Guardiola is a fantastic coach, but he’s won one Champions League which I would be ashamed to win after the scandal at Stamford Bridge and this year, if he wins it again, it will be after the scandal at the Bernabeu,” stated Mourinho.

“I hope that one day he will win a clean Champions League, with no incidents behind it.”

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Sometimes I am a little bit disgusted to live in this world

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho

The first ‘scandal’ Mourinho was referring to was the Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea in 2009, when the Catalan club reached the final on the away goals rule.

Andres Iniesta’s injury-time strike secured the win, but at the final whistle Chelsea’s players confronted referee Tom Ovrebo, who had waved away at least four penalty appeals during the game.

Barca went on to beat Manchester United in the final.

Mourinho, who coached Inter Milan to the 2010 Champions League title, after after beating Barcelona in the last four, continued: “Why couldn’t Chelsea reach the final two years ago? It was a miracle that Inter reached the final last year.

“I am here just to ask this question and I hope to get the answer one day.”

Mourinho will now be without the suspended Portuguese defender Pepe and Spanish centre-half Sergio Ramos, who was also booked, for the second leg at the Nou Camp on Tuesday 3 May.

Barring a successful appeal, Mourinho will be forced to watch the match from the stands.

“Yes, we are out. Sometimes I am a little bit disgusted to live in this world, but this is the world we live in,” he said.

“We will have to go to Barcelona and look for some pride, without Pepe who didn’t do anything, without Ramos who didn’t do anything and without a coach to sit on the bench.

“As soon as Pepe was sent off, all of their problems were solved.

“If, in a sporting sense, it’s difficult to turn this around, I would say it’s now mission impossible.

“If we go there and score a goal, they will kill us again. We have no chance.

“They have to get to the final and that’s that.”

Following Barca’s victory, which came courtesy of two Lionel Messi goals, Guardiola chose to look ahead to the fifth and final encounter against their bitter rivals this season.

“We haven’t made it to the final yet, this is the first leg match,” he said.

“A team that has nine European Cups never gives up on a tie. We are two games and one draw from being European champions. We will think about the return so we can get to Wembley.

“We are a step away from the final, but we will carry on respecting Madrid, very, very much.

“If we start to believe we are already through, Madrid can punish us. We don’t believe we are already there [Wembley].”

“We played a very good match and I would like to congratulate the team.”

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