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Benitez dismisses any discord with Oscar

December 19, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Rafael Benitez said on Tuesday that he has no rift between him and Oscar following the Brazilian midfielder's exclusion from Chelsea's starting lineup in Sunday's Club World Cup final.

"Oscar is fine," the interim Chelsea manager said. "He's a very good professional. We don't have any issue with him."

Benitez said he welcomed Oscar's dismay at his being dropped from the starting eleven against Brazilian side Corinthians.

"Oscar's not happy because he's not playing ...

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