Ex-Chelsea chief Hiddink claims 2008-09 Champions League semi-final loss to Barcelona may have been ‘fastened’

GUUS HIDDINK has claimed Chelsea’s 2009 Champions League semi-final loss to Barcelona may need been fastened – despite the fact that the referee has owned as much as what he admitted was a horrible efficiency plagued by errors.

The Blues have been denied a spot within the last after the official Tom Henning Ovrebo made a sequence of blunders.

Dider Drogba verbally abuses ref Tom Henning Ovrebo again in 2009 whereas (inset) boss Guus Hiddink pulls his livid striker away

Hiddink, supervisor of Chelsea on the time, branded the officialdom as: “The worst refereeing I’ve ever seen.”

He advised Ziggo Sport: “The referee efficiency stunned me, as a result of up to now he’d had excellent performances. Is it the worst refereeing I’ve ever seen? I believe so.”

The Dutchman alleged: “That is the one time I assumed a match may’ve been fastened, presumably as a result of UEFA didn’t desire a repeat of final 12 months’s last.”

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Barca went on to beat Manchester United within the last.

Hiddink claims soccer chiefs didn’t desire a repeat of the all-English last between Chelsea and United the 12 months earlier than, gained by the Crimson Devils on spot-kicks.

However in an interview with The Solar two years in the past, Norwegian whistler Ovrebo admitted to creating real errors throughout the match.

Ovrebo, who works as a psychologist in Oslo now, turned down FOUR Blues’ penalty claims and Chelsea have been cruelly eradicated by Andres Iniesta’s 94th-minute aim for Barca which put them by way of on the away objectives rule.

Demise threats have been made after the sport by individuals claiming to be Chelsea followers, whereas straight after the match Blues striker Didier Drogba verbally attacked the ref, and later acquired a five-match ban.


Ovrebo mentioned: “I used to be pleased with 95 per cent of my selections. However there have been some selections that weren’t handled within the appropriate method.

“One handball earlier within the sport ought to have been a penalty. Individuals will at all times have completely different opinions concerning the sport.

“However everybody agrees the refereeing that evening was not optimum. And I’m the primary to agree with them.”