Benfica president Vieira cries UEFA conspiracy after Chelsea defeat

Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira has branded Chelsea's Champions League win last night as "scandalous". Vieira was left fuming at the refereeing for Chelsea's 2-1 win.

Benfica president Luis Felipe Vieira has branded Chelsea's Champions League win last night as "scandalous".

Vieira was left fuming at the refereeing for Chelsea's 2-1 win.

In quotes reported by ESPN Soccernet, he said: "We can't understand how a Slovenian referee (Damir Skomina) was in charge of this match and we will explain our position to the Portuguese federation.

"I don't know whether the federation is capable of doing anything. Surely everyone saw what happened here. It is evident that this is a business and that there was no desire to see Benfica go through. Refereeing has reached a scandalous point."

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