Mourinho avoids Uefa action

25 February 2009 04:11
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho will not face any disciplinary action after criticising the referee during Tuesday's 0-0 UEFA Champions League draw with Manchester United.

Uefa were looking into Mourinho's comments after he said that he was unhappy with Spanish referee Luis Medina Catalejo, particularly over his dismissal of a penalty claim by Inter striker Adriano in the first knockout round, first leg encounter.

A Uefa spokesman said: "There will be no action taken."

This decision means the Portuguese tactician will not face a touchline ban for the second leg at Old Trafford on 11th March.

The possibility of sanctions arose after Mourinho vented his frustration about Cantalejo's performance, saying: "When we go there [to Old Trafford] we will not have the same referee.

Protection"If we have another referee that gives so much protection to the away team, then it will be us who go to the quarter-finals.

"Everything was against us, every little detail. You watch how many free-kicks they had and we had. The way we got yellow cards and they did not. I think the tendency was clear.

"Hopefully in the next game the referee will be on our side."

Source: SKY_Sports