The case for video referees has become stronger after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored a controversial hat-trick to send Bayern Munich crashing out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Defending a 2-1 lead Madrid were taken into extra time by the German club, who had midfielder Vidal unjustly sent off in the closing minutes.
The first half was a high-octane affair with both sides looking for an early goal, but despite both sides playing at 100 percent, and Marcelo twice in a minute saved Madrid with blocks from efforts from Arjen Robben and Thiago Alcantara. When two big teams meet like this in the Champions League, such a robbery can not happen.
"In the first leg, Bayern were wrongly awarded a penalty".
"To score six goals against a team like Bayern Munich isn't easy, so we deserved to go through", added Ronaldo.
However, few Bayern players spoke of the decisions that helped their side on the night.
Neuer sustained the injury as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his hat-trick in extra time, with Marco Asensio scoring shortly afterward to complete a 6-3 aggregate victory.
"Perhaps the fans won't boo him any more, but this is the Bernabeu and it can happen from time to time and he knows that", said the former France captain.
Manuel Neuer suffered a broken foot in Bayern Munich's Champions League defeat at Real Madrid and looks set to miss the rest of the season.
Even Gerard Piqué wanted to speak about the game and the referee and he tweeted the following from his Twitter account.
In a statement on their official website, Bayern said: "There were, in some instances, fierce attacks on Bayern fans by the Spanish police during the half-time break of the game between Bayern and Real Madrid".
'Aside from the result, the belief and character of our approach was excellent and it's a good confidence booster to qualify comfortably against what remains probably the best team in the world, ' said the Italian.
Gerard Pique, who has been a critic of Real in the past, tweeted "when Ronaldo's 76th-minute goal, which was shown to be offside by TV replays, was allowed to stand".
"It was magnificent football, but unfortunately the refereeing decisions went against us".
"They have told me their second goal was also offside".
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