MX23RW : Monday, September 20 15:18:40| >> :600:428830:428830:

Paulo Bento: 'Referee was biased towards Germany'

Paulo Bento believes that referee Milorad Mazic was biased towards Germany in Portugal's 4-0 defeat on Monday.

Portugal manager Paulo Bento has accused referee Milorad Mazic of being biased towards Germany after seeing his side suffer a 4-0 defeat in their World Cup opener.

The decision to hand Germany a penalty following Joao Pereira's challenge on Mario Gotze and Pepe's dismissal for clashing with Thomas Muller frustrated Bento, who believes that the Serbian official had a big say on the outcome of the match.

"These were the two things that seemed to show bias and they were both decisive," the 44-year-old told members of the media.

"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."

Portugal return to action against the USA on Sunday night.

ID:160268: cacheID:160268:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2360:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Thomas Muller scores from the penalty spot to give Germany the lead against Portugal in their World Cup Group G match in Salvador on June 16, 2014
Read Next:
Match Analysis: Germany 4-0 Portugal

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
10Aston Villa52128717
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
14Crystal Palace512258-35
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!