Barcelona are threatening to report Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho to UEFA after the Portuguese insinuated that the Catalan giants receive favourable treatment from referees and claimed the club had yet to win a "clean" Champions League title under Pep Guardiola.
Barca's legal department are studying Mourinho's post-match press conference in which he vented his fury after seeing his side lose 2-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Bernabeu. Mourinho's anger stemmed from the decision of referee Wolfgang Stark to send off Pepe for a foul on Dani Alves on the hour mark, with the Portuguese boss being sent to the stands too for his protests.
"Guardiola is a fantastic coach, but he has 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," Mourinho said.
"I hope that one day he will win a clean Champions League, with no incidents behind it."
The first 'scandal' Mourinho was referring to was the Champions League semi-final between Barca and Chelsea in 2009, when the Catalan club progressed through to the final following a controversial second leg in London.
Andres Iniesta's injury-time strike earned Barca an away-goals 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 would go on to beat Manchester United in the final.
Mourinho, who last season saw his Inter Milan side reduced to 10 men in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Barca but still progressed through to the final, did not stop there either in his post-match rant.
He added: "It's clear that against Barcelona you have no chance.
"I don't understand why. I don't know if it's the publicity of UNICEF (the club's shirt sponsor), I don't know if it's the friendship of (Spanish football federation president Angel Maria) Villar at UEFA, where he is vice-president, I don't know if it's because they are very nice, but they have got this power. The rest of us have no chance.
"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."
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