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Published 28/04/2011 | 10:07

Mourinho last night implied the Catalan giants receive favourable treatment from referees and claimed the club had yet to win a 'clean' Champions League title under Pep Guardiola. Photo: Getty Images
Mourinho last night implied the Catalan giants receive favourable treatment from referees and claimed the club had yet to win a 'clean' Champions League title under Pep Guardiola. Photo: Getty Images

Barcelona have confirmed a board meeting will be held later today as the club consider action against Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.

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Mourinho last night implied the Catalan giants receive favourable treatment from referees and claimed the club had yet to win a "clean" Champions League title under Pep Guardiola.

The outburst came shortly after Guardiola's side won 2-0 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with the Portuguese particularly angry at the dismissal of makeshift midfielder Pepe for a challenge on Dani Alves.

A statement on www.fcbarcelona.com this morning read: "There will be an 'extraordinary' meeting of the board at 1700 to discuss the action to be taken after the events of the Bernabeu.

"Later there will be a press conference at 1900.

"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 UEFA."

Last night, Mourinho said: "Today 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."

He added: "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.

"I hope that one day he will win a clean Champions League, with no incidents behind it."

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