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Furious Roma boss Jose Mourinho takes aim at Juventus after controversial defeat

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‘All the words we heard in the tunnel, I hope they say it in public too’: Furious Roma boss Jose Mourinho takes aim at Juventus after controversial defeat… in which his side scored but were given a penalty instead – which they went on to miss!

  • Jose Mourinho was left fuming after his Roma side had a goal disallowed at Juve
  • They thought they had scored but ref gave a penalty instead – which was missed
  • Mourinho says he hopes Juve ‘say in public’ the words they said in the tunnel
  • The Portuguese had also goaded Juve fans with a three-finger gesture to signify the treble he won with their rivals Inter Milan earlier in his managerial career 


A furious Jose Mourinho has slammed Juventus after his Roma side were left to rue a refereeing howler in their Serie A defeat on Sunday evening.

Mourinho’s side thought they had levelled the scores at 1-1 through Tammy Abraham in the first half, only to realise that the referee had blown his whistle and given them a penalty instead of the goal – which they went on to miss.

Juventus then saw out the 1-0 win, leaving Mourinho and his entire squad furious – and it is understood there was also some fall-out in the tunnel and the dressing rooms after the match.

Jose Mourinho was left apoplectic at the decision to disallow his Roma side's equaliser

Jose Mourinho was left apoplectic at the decision to disallow his Roma side’s equaliser 

Mourinho says he hopes Juve 'say in public' what they said in the tunnel after the game

Mourinho reacts from the dugout at the Allianz Arena on Sunday evening

Mourinho says he hopes Juventus ‘say in public’ what they said in the tunnel after the game

Speaking after the controversial defeat, former Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United boss Mourinho said: ‘All the words we heard from Juventus in the tunnel and the locker room, I hope they say it in public too. 

‘They know how much they struggled against us. I won here many years ago without playing so well, today we lost when playing very well.’

Mourinho also goaded the Juventus fans inside the stadium by holding up three fingers – again – to signify the treble he won in Italy with Inter Milan.

Roma were left livid after Tammy Abraham's goal was ruled out and they got a penalty instead

Roma were left livid after Tammy Abraham’s goal was ruled out and they got a penalty instead

Jordan Veretout stepped up to take the spot kick but it was saved by Wojciech Szczesny

Jordan Veretout stepped up to take the spot kick but it was saved by Wojciech Szczesny

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Portuguese wasn’t given the best reception by the Allianz Arena crowd, but it was the Juve fans who left the happiest at full-time.

Moise Kean, on loan from Everton, put Juve ahead early on in the match, before Abraham thought he had levelled proceedings just before half-time. 

However, Roma were instead given a penalty by referee Daniele Orsato for a foul on Henrikh Mkhitaryan by Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny that had occurred in the build-up to the goal. 

Mourinho also goaded the Juventus fans with a three-finger gesture to signify his Inter treble

Mourinho also goaded the Juventus fans with a three-finger gesture to signify his Inter treble

Moise Kean celebrates scoring what proved to the only goal of the game in the 16th minute

Moise Kean celebrates scoring what proved to the only goal of the game in the 16th minute

To compound Roma’s misery, Jordan Veretout’s penalty was then kept out by Szczesny, with Juve holding on for all three points.

Roma remain above Juventus and in the top four of Serie A, although their three dropped points leaves them nine points off leaders Napoli, who are yet to drop a single point.

Juve, meanwhile, are seventh and 10 points off the top, although they have now found some form with four wins on the spin. 

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