"La nuestra contra el Bayern será una gran semifinal". Rotundo e irónico, se mostró Mou tras el partido Real Madrid VS APOEL (4-3-2012) ante los micrófonos de Telemadrid. "Estoy seguro", le dijo a la periodista. "¿Por qué lo dice, por el arbitraje?", le preguntó esta. "No, porque son muy buenos", respondió.
Barcelona guaranteed Champions League final place, claims Mourinho. The Portuguese was in mischievous mood as his team progressed to the Champions League semi-final stage, suggesting that the Catalan side are guaranteed a showpiece spot Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes Barcelona are guaranteed a place in this season's Champions League final, alluding to favouritism towards the Catalan club in Europe's premier club competition. (See What is #Barçagate for more information)
The Madrid boss, speaking after his side's 5-2 win over APOEL at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, claimed a meeting with his former side Chelsea at Munich in May is impossible.
When asked about the two semi-finals in a television interview in the tunnel straight after the final whistle, Mourinho alluded to favouritism towards the Catalan club, telling TeleMadrid: "For me the big question is knowing who will play against Barca in the final", "It will be a great semi-final, Bayern against Real Madrid, and the best team will go on to play against Barca"
Mourinho then walked away from his interviewer, who quickly followed up by asking the Portuguese why he was so certain that Barcelona would be in the final. "Because they are very good" the Blancos boss added, before abruptly ending the interview.
The scandal of Stamford Bridge
He added at Sky Sports: "Let me be honest, I don't think the final will be a Real Madrid/Chelsea final. It could be Bayern or Barcelona, I just don't think it will be Real Madrid vs. Chelsea and you know "why" see #Barçagate affaire
Barca will first face Chelsea in the last four of the competition later this month, in a semi-final tie identical to the one the Catalans won in Pep Guardiola's first season, 2008-09, en route to the trophy.
That tie was marked by refereeing controversies in the second match in London, with Mourinho later claiming he would be 'ashamed' to win in such circumstances, describing the game as 'the scandal of Stamford Bridge'.
Let's see the 5 clear penalties wich where not given by the referee (Tom Henning Ovrebo) plus, Drogba's reaction after the final blow... UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2009 in London, England
Barca beat AC Milan 3-1 on Tuesday to advance to the last four, but there was more controversy in that match surrounding the award of a penalty to the Catalans for an Alessandro Nesta tug on Sergio Busquets when the ball was out of play.
Ibrahimovic even went as far as to back Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, who has long complained that Barca get preferential treatment both in La Liga and in Europe. After the game Ibrahimovic told Viasat Fotboll: "We got back to 1-1 and then we saw a penalty decision given against us that I cannot understand. The ball was not in play, but he whistled. It was an odd decision, a strange decision. It ruined the game".
"They don't need to be given favours. We're talking about the best team in the world. I'm starting to understand Mourinho's reaction every time he comes here. I've been through it myself now. I understand more and more."
Penalty Nesta Busquets Barcelona Milan Scipatto Barçagate from Cerrenueve TV on Vimeo
Ibrahimovic also felt he might have been given a penalty when he was brought down in the area in the second half under a challenge from Javier Mascherano.
He added: "Also, I wasn't given a penalty. The referee was blowing for fouls every time you touched them. It was a shame. Had the referee given out decisions equally to both teams we'd have had a better chance. They did well, though - we shouldn't just complain about the referee."
Penalty Mascherano Ibra Barcelona vs AC Milan #Barcagate from chempionstv on Vimeo
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