CHELSEA boss Roberto Di Matteo has blasted UEFA for blocking his side's bid to park a bus in front of their goal ahead of tonight's Champions League clash with Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
Chelsea take a 1-0 lead to Spain, after a semi-final first leg which saw Barcelona record an unprecedented 107% possession.
Many believe an ultra-defensive strategy could be the West London side's best hope of reaching the final, but the absence of a large vehicle in the visitors' penalty area may prove a major stumbling block.
During a stormy press conference this morning, a furious Di Matteo said: “Two weeks ago, we made a written application to UEFA to place a standard London double-decker bus in our goalmouth.
“To be told, just hours before kick-off, that there is a height limit of 2.8metres, is simply unacceptable.
“It leaves us very little time to find an alternative vehicle.”
A Chelsea spokesman later confirmed that Kenny Dalglish had loaned the Blues the Vauxhall Combo van his Liverpool side used for their victory parade after February's Carling Cup win over Cardiff.
Chelsea furious after UEFA blocks bid to park bus in front of goal at Barca
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