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RDM slams 'bad' Oscar challenge

ESPN staff
September 20, 2012
Oscar © PA Photos

Roberto Di Matteo wants UEFA to take a look into the challenge that left Chelsea's two-goal star Oscar writhing in agony.

The Brazilian announced himself on Stamford Bridge with two goals, one of which was a stunner, in the Champions League draw with Juventus.

Oscar's night ended disappointingly as he was forced off, shortly after being caught by Juve's Leonardo Bonucci. Di Matteo described the tackle as "bad" and would have no complaints if the governing body took a look.

Di Matteo said: "It was a bad tackle on Oscar and he had to come off. If UEFA have a look at it, that would be good."

The Chelsea boss felt referee Pedro Proenca missed a number of incidents. He said: "The referee didn't do much about many challenges - the one on Eden Hazard was a penalty. He got pushed and there was contact as well."

Chelsea were left to rue not killing the game off as Fabio Quagliarella earned Juve a draw and Di Matteo feels the defending champions face a battle to qualify.

He said: "It was a good game of football but we feel a bit deflated because we were ahead and should have closed the game out. But we made a couple of mistakes and now it's going to be very tough."

Asked about the performance of Oscar, Di Matteo added: "We were just waiting for the right game for him, it was wonderful to watch. The second goal was fantastic."

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