Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres says hit out at Uefa after being sent off against Barcelona, suggesting referee Felix Brych was not ready for such a big game.
Torres was given his marching orders after picking up two yellow cards in the first half at Camp Nou, with defending champions Barca eventually emerging 2-1 victors against 10 men.
The former Liverpool striker took responsibility for his side’s defeat but accused Uefa of being more interested in potential kit clashes – with both sides wearing their away strip on the night – than competent refereeing.
“It’s a shame that UEFA are so preoccupied with changing our kits and putting a referee that has failed to be at the level of a Champions League quarter-final,” Torres told reporters after the match.
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