Frankly I am a great fan of Man Utd but after watching the match yesterday, Chelsea dominated the match with intelligence. They attacked many times but unfortunately they didn’t score. Despite Abidal got the red card, Barcelona was still playing with 11 players, guess HOW??? The referee, of course, was in their team. Ballack and Drogba would have beaten the referee yesterday.
Chelsea played a world class football and dominated Barcelona. Spanish teams are not that good, English football is the professional football in the world. The referee didn’t give penalties (2 or 3 penalties were not given!!!!) because he was controlling a big match, or got a panic or maybe want to be a player in Barcelona next season!!
Chelsea the best, they merit to be qualified.
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According to Sky Sports, some of the Chelsea players were speculating afterwards that UEFA wanted to avoid a repeat of last year’s all-Premier League final.
Hiddink said: “We are so disappointed because there are two issues. One is that we could have and should have scored in some open situations and because we talk a lot about the not given penalties. Didier’s shirt-pulling is okay, we had [Thierry] Henry’s situation in Barcelona, okay. But there were three other situations that were so clear. I shall not say what we really feel but it’s injustice.
“But if you have seen clearly and he was five yards [away], if you have seen clearly the ball on Pique… If he was blocked there is also an assistant referee. There’s one I think with the shot on Eto’o and he’s turning around and you have to have your arms down. Those two situations make you think.”
He continued: “The [Florent] Malouda situation in the first half when they were struggling a bit. They go in the box, [the referee] had a perfect view, and he was grabbed inside the box.
“That’s also a penalty, which means there were three, four clear situations, not just one doubtful as the Henry situation was in Barcelona, let’s be honest. Nevertheless, we should have scored in other situations as well. Whether people don’t like an all-English final or not, we should have scored also.”
But Hiddink vowed to stand by his players, saying: “I can fully understand in the emotion of the game, as long as they don’t touch him, I can fully understand this disappointment. It’s not just one decision in doubt but it’s several not made decisions.
“I can fully understand and I protect my players for this when they have this emotion, just with loads of energy and adrenaline in their bodies.”
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was furious after the game and labelled referee Tom Henning Ovrebo a “disgrace”.
The Ivory Coast frontman, who was unhappy after being subbed in 72nd minute, approached the referee after the game.
He then turned to the television camera, shouting that the official was a “f****** disgrace”.
Chelsea fans also threw flags at the officials and the Barcelona bench.
This match must have a REMAKE. Because some people don’t want English teams to be in the final. Really disappointing! I am sure everyone, though you are fan of Chelsea or not, they was supposed to be in the final in Rome.
I proposed to have a rematch again at Wembley Stadium: Barcelona v/s Chelsea. To know if UEFA don’t want Enligsh final or if the referee Tom Ovredo will be in the team of Barca next season!!!