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Barca Contemplate Action After Mourinho Comments

Barcelona will on Thursday decide whether to report Jose Mourinho after the Real Madrid coach implied they are favourably treated by 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.”

A statement on Barcelona’s website read:

“There will be an ‘extraordinary’ meeting of the board at 1700 [1600 BST] to discuss the action to be taken after the events of the Bernabeu. Later there will be a press conference at 1900 [1800 BST].

“At the press conference after the game, Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho harshly criticised referee Wolfgang Stark and suggested Barcelona receive favourable treatment.

“The Legal Services of FC Barcelona are considering reporting the Real Madrid coach to the Disciplinary Commission of [European football’s governing body] Uefa.”