Porto Manager Has Launched Attack On Guardiola After UCL Defeat

Porto Manager Attack Guardiola UCL

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was embroiled in a touchline clash with his Porto counterpart Sergio Conceicao last night, with the latter branding him “unpleasant”.

The City boss lost his cool following a collision between Raheem Sterling and Pepe that left the England ace accusing his rival of stamping on his ankle.

But Conceicao reckons his goalkeeper Augustin Marchesin had been fouled by Ilkay Gundogan in the build up to City's equalising penalty in the first half.

Guardiola headed straight down the tunnel at the final whistle instead of shaking Conceicao's hand.

But the Porto boss has laid into Guardiola, accusing him of pressuring referees and having a bad attitude in a blistering rant that could see more fireworks between the warring pair ahead of the return clash in Porto on December 1.

He said: “I've got a lot to learn from Pep Guardiola, in the way he pressures referees, talks to opposition players and the opposition dugout.

“He's a fantastic example. I have to learn this. We were angels compared to the other dugout.

“He spoke about our country using ugly words. Guardiola's attitude was extremely unpleasant. The whole Manchester City dugout was, because if anybody should have been complaining it was the Porto bench, because we were extremely hard done by.

“I have to apologise to the referees in Portugal, because I complain when I think we are wronged, but comparing the officials of this game and those upstairs in the VAR, international referees have a lot to learn from ours in Portugal.

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“The refereeing had a big bearing on the outcome of this match. Marchesín has his leg in a bad state right now because he was fouled before the penalty award.”

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