The Blues boss reckons the wrong Paris Saint-Germain player was sanctioned in Wednesday’s story game at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has called for Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz to be suspended for the Champions League quarter-finals if it is proved he elbowed Diego Costa during their last-16 tie on Wednesday.
The ex-Chelsea defender fought a running battle with the Blues striker throughout the fixture, which finished 2-2 and saw PSG advance to the last eight via the away goals rule, and the pair clashed off the ball before Luiz scored a dramatic header to force extra time.
The Brazilian was named Uefa’s Man of the Match for his decisive performance but Mourinho believes Luiz should be suspended for the next round, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic should have his red card rescinded.
The Sweden international was dismissed in the first-half after a tackle on Oscar, but Mourinho – who was also aggrieved that his side were not awarded a penalty – believes that Bjorn Kuiper’s decision to brandish the red card was a harsh one.
“The David [Luiz] elbow I didn’t see, but when Uefa gives him the Man of the Match I have to believe there is no elbow,” he told reporters. “He played very, very well and I have to believe no elbow because I can’t believe that Uefa gives the Man of the Match to someone that made an aggression.
“So maybe because they cannot give us the penalty now, they can do what is fair from the disciplinary point of view and suspend David and let Ibra play the quarter-finals, because he deserves it.”
Costa was also at the centre of Mourinho’s penalty appeals, with the Spain international going down in the box after being clipped by Edinson Cavani, and the Portuguese has criticised the role of the fifth official in the decision.
“It’s a clear penalty on Diego Costa and once more I think it’s a waste of time and money to have the officials on the side of the goal because normally they do nothing,” he added. “If he’s there just to see if the ball crosses the line, the goal-line technology is obviously much better.
“If he can’t see a penalty 10 metres in front of him where it’s completely clean, it’s a waste of time and money. The official there does absolutely nothing.”