Ibrahimovic voices conspiracy claim and empathises with Mourinho after Camp Nou controversy

The infuriated Swede felt he should have been awarded a spot-kick during the clash versus Barcelona and claimed the game offered proof that Uefa wants the Blaugrana in the final
Zlatan Ibrahimovic claimed that AC Milan had been the victims of a Uefa conspiracy after Tuesday night's Champions League defeat by Barcelona and revealed he now understands why Jose Mourinho is always left so "upset" after his visits to Camp Nou.

The Swede was incensed by referee Bjorn Kuipers' decision to award the Blaugrana their second penalty of the evening after Rossoneri defender Alessandro Nesta had tangled in the area with Carles Puyol and Sergio Busquets, arguing that he should have had a spot-kick himself when he tumbled to the floor early in the second half after collliding with Dani Alves.

"How can he give a penalty like that?" Ibrahimovic told Mediaset. "If he gave that penalty, he should have given my penalty.

"The game is not about the man in green. It's a shame. I couldn't believe he called a penalty when the ball wasn't in play.

"It seems like Uefa wants a certain two teams in the Champions League final. Now I understand how Mourinho feels every time he comes to Camp Nou."

Meanwhile, Mourinho's spokesman, Eladio Parames, tweeted at the interval: "After those 45 minutes, we already know who is going to win the Champions League!!!"

Messi had opened the scoring from the spot after being felled in the area by Luca Antonini but Milan had levelled the game and the tie through Antonio Nocerino, only to see the diminutive Argentine fire home for a second time from 12 yards out to restore the Blaugrana's advantage.

Andres Iniesta added a third goal for Barca after the break to seal his side's progression to the last four, where the Catalans will now face either Chelsea or Benfica.

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