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Inter Milan boss Mourinho takes aim at Bayern Munich over Ribery appeal

Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Bayern Munich over their attempts to have Franck Ribery available for the Champions League.

The winger was given a three-match ban following the red card he was shown in the first leg of their semi-final against Lyon for a tackle on Lisandro Lopez.

The German club failed in an appeal to UEFA and have now turned to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, who will deliver a verdict on May 18.

Mourinho pointed to Thiago Motta's dismissal against Barcelona in the Nou Camp when he raised an arm into the face of Sergio Busquets, although the Real player was criticised for overreacting.

Mourinho said: "It's strange, really strange.

"Everybody knows why he saw the red card. I don't know, what can they have?

"We had Thiago Motta with a red card in Barcelona which everybody saw. I don't say it was a mistake from the referee because sometimes the referee makes mistakes because of players.

"And because of Busquets the referee made a mistake and so Motta cannot play in the final when he did nothing to see the red card.

"We didn't appeal because we understand the rules of the game but I don't understand why Bayern did it but we concentrate on ourselves.

"We have a final in Siena and after that we have a final in Madrid."

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