Friday, May 8, 2009

Chelsea faces punishment

UEFA will decide "in the course of next week" what disciplinary action to take against Chelsea for their behaviour toward the referee after Wednesday's contentious Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.
The Blues had four penalty claims turned down during the 1-1 draw, which saw Barcelona through to the final, and European football's governing body confirmed on Friday that they had received match reports from referee Tom Henning Ovrebo and their match delegate detailing the angry scenes that followed the final whistle.

Four Chelsea players could face individual charges.
Didier Drogba is facing the stiffest sanction following his lengthy confrontation with Ovrebo on the pitch and in the tunnel, although his public apology may lessen any punishment.

Michael Ballack could also be charged for running 40-yards to confront the Norwegian referee after the fourth penalty appeal was turned down during the game - an act for which he was yellow-carded.

Chelsea full-back José Bosingwa faces sanctions for describing the official as a "thief" who was "bought", although he has since retracted those comments, while skipper John Terry also criticised Ovrebo as emotions ran high at the end of the semi-final.

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