Previous
Barcelona
Bayern Munich
6:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Torino
Empoli
0
1
FT
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
LA Galaxy
1:30 AM GMT May 7, 2015
Game Details
Guaraní
Corinthians
10:45 PM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
São Paulo
Cruzeiro
1:00 AM GMT May 7, 2015
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético MG
Internacional
1:00 AM GMT May 7, 2015
Leg 1
Game Details
Next

Real escape with hope of progress

What the papers say
Read

Wilshere blasts ref Phil Dowd on Twitter

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere slammed referee Phil Dowd for his performance in the incredible 4-4 draw at Newcastle claiming inconsistent officiating is "killing the game''.

• Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal

Dowd sent off Wilshere's midfield colleague Abou Diaby in the 48th minute after he reacted to a challenge by Joey Barton by shoving the Newcastle player to the ground.

But Wilshere believes a later incident involving Kevin Nolan and Wojciech Szczesny, in the immediate aftermath of the first of Barton's two penalties, was just as serious and should have seen the Newcastle captain receive the same punishment as Diaby.

Newcastle came from 4-0 at half time down to hold Arsenal at St James' Park.

In a post on his official Twitter page, Wilshere wrote: "Inconsistent refereing needs to stop.its killing the game.if Diaby goes..whats the difference between that and Nolan on our keeper!?? £joke''

The tweet was swiftly removed but his criticism of the officiating could leave 19-year-old Wilshere open to Football Association action.

Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel was fined £10,000 by the FA last month when he posted a doctored photo of referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt, following a 1-0 defeat for Kenny Dalglish's team at Old Trafford.

Diaby also took to Twitter to say sorry after his furious reaction to Barton's challenge. He said: "am a broken man.. i am soo sorry.. lost my head.. apologize."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.