UEFA await ref's report on Chelsea

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Didier Drogba and Michael Ballack could both face disciplinary charges following the fiery Champions League clash with Barcelona but UEFA will wait for reports from the referee and match delegate before making a decision.

There were angry scenes at the end of Wednesday night's game and both Drogba and Ballack could be charged for confronting Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.

A UEFA spokesman said: "We will see the report from the referee and match delegate before deciding whether to take any action or not."

Barcelona went through to the final after drawing the match 1-1 but Chelsea claimed they should have had up to four penalties.

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink and skipper John Terry have both been scathing about the referee but UEFA will not be drawn into any discussion about his performance or suggestions that they did not want another all-English final.

The UEFA spokesman added: "We never comment on the performance of the referee."

Ballack was so incensed by one decision that he ran fully 40 yards protesting alongside the referee and was eventually yellow-carded.

Worse was to come on the final whistle when Drogba, who had been substituted in the second half, appeared from the tunnel to confront the Norwegian.

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