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The Blaugrana camp continue to voice their displeasure over some of the refereeing decisions following their frustrating draw against the Blues.

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Barcelona ran into a brick wall on Tuesday night when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea at home in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

While some around the Catalan camp chose to berate Guus Hiddink’s ultra-defensive football, others have condemned German referee Wolfgang Stark for not clamping down on the English outfit’s rough-house approach.

Xavi, who led the team out last night with the captain’s armband, lashed out, “I have already told those at UEFA that they are always talking about fair play, yet fair play doesn’t apply to those who commit such scandalous moves.

“It’s a pity that referees do not reward our game of football and punish those who are trying to destroy it. I just have to cry to the heavens when a card is not given for dangerous play but a protest like the one from [Yaya] Toure is sanctioned.

“The result is unjust. I’m surprised to have faced such an ultra-defensive Chelsea side. They wanted a 0-0 scoreline and they got it.”

Toure was indeed admonished for a protest on a challenge late in the second half and he was suitably frustrated and bemused by the refereeing decisions.

He said, “We cannot have a referee who won’t blow the whistle when there’s a clear foul yet when the opposition throw themselves to the ground, immediately the whistle goes against us.”

Samuel Eto’o, on the other hand, just replied sarcastically when asked to assess the match officiating: “You’d have to ask the referee about his controversial performance.

“We gave everything we had and we took it to the limit, but this is football. We are going there [to Stamford Bridge] to look for goals and we’ll have to wait and see how Chelsea will play.

“I do not believe that they will adopt the same approach as they did here… just waiting for us in their half.”

Barcelona will first have to negotiate Real Madrid in the Primera Division this Saturday before jetting off to London for the return clash on Wednesday.

KS Leong, Goal.com

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