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Oscar was the star of the night for Chelsea as he scored a stunning brace against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. However, Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is furious after he was forced to take the Brazilian off the pitch at 75 minutes after a stamp from Juve enforcer Leonardo Bonucci. The Italian manager has appealed to UEFA to reprimand Bonucci for his action on the night.
Oscar handed Chelsea the lead scoring twice within the span of 3 minutes. However, the Italians responded with goals from Arturo Vidal and Fabio Quagliarella to clinch a well-deserved draw. The Brazilian youngster's full debut for the Blues was marred by Bonucci, who appeared to land on Oscar's foot after a challenge.
Di Matteo made vehement protests to referee Pedro Proenca, who did not penalise the defender for his rash conduct. The Blues boss has asked UEFA to study video footage of the incident and take retrospective action against the Juve star.
Di Matteo said, "The referee did do nothing about many challenges. If UEFA has a look then good. But we have to move on from it. We will have to assess him [Oscar] tomorrow morning but he got a knock on his ankle"
The Italian boss also praised Oscar for his performance saying, "It was a great debut for Oscar. I thought it was the right game to start him and he did a perfect job tactically."
Di Matteo rues the missed opportunity to claim all three points against Juve but can now go ahead with more vigour, with Oscar proving his worth on the big stage. The young Brazilian could soon establish his first team spot at Chelsea, making them strong contenders for the Premier League title this season.
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