Bento unhappy with referee

Portugal coach Paulo Bento has suggested that the referee was biased against them during their 4-0 defeat to Germany in Group G of the World Cup.

Last Updated: 17/06/14 at 09:03 Post Comment

Paulo Bento: Disappointed with the referee in 4-0 defeat to Germany

Paulo Bento: Disappointed with the referee in 4-0 defeat to Germany

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

In Salvador on Monday, a Thomas Muller hat-trick guided Die Mannschaft to a comfortable win over Bento’s side, who will be without Pepe for their remaining group games after the Real Madrid defender was sent off by Serbian referee Milorad Mazic following a clash with the Germany forward.

Muller also converted a 12th-minute penalty after Joao Pereira was adjudged to have brought down Mario Gotze in the area, and Bento believes both decisions cost his side the game.

"These were the two things that seemed to show bias and they were both decisive," he said.

"The penalty was forced and I don't know if (Pepe) was sent off because of his reputation.             

"I'm not saying it was the referee's fault only. We did make mistakes, not only in our defence but also in the sharpness of our attack."

Bento admitted that his side will have to extensively examine their defeat if they want to qualify from Group G – which also features Ghana and the USA.

"We're going to have to analyse this game in depth," he said.

"Of course, we're very disappointed. We tried a few things in the second half, but the game was already lost by then.

“There was nothing more we could have done. Apart from the first five minutes, we were just not in the game."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard winner sends Blues 10 points clear

Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to move 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company