dglobalnews.com Madrid see off Bayern in controversial thriller to reach semis
Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Markets | By Armando Jensen

Madrid see off Bayern in controversial thriller to reach semis

Arturo Vidal has slammed the referee after Bayern Munich's defeat to Real Madrid and claims the official "began his show" when Zinedine Zidane's men were under pressure.

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer may be sidelined for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot during the 4-2 loss to Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.

However, there was plenty of controversy throughout the second leg, with both of Ronaldo's extra-time goals appearing to be offside.

Six minutes after, Madrid got their own gift from Bayern, when striker Arturo Vidal bagged a second yellow card and was sent out of the field.

The defending champions led 2-1 from the away first leg, but lost 1-2 for a 3-3 aggregate at full time in the home second leg before Ronaldo's intervention.

Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti was furious, criticising Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai after the game and asking for the introduction of video technology.

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Not long before the penalty, Marcelo had prevented Bayern from scoring by making a goal line clearance after a shot by Robben had beaten Navas. Arjen Robben lashed the rebound into the side-netting.

Ramos almost put the hosts ahead after the otherwise superb Manuel Neuer spilled a shot, but Boateng somehow blocked his effort on the line.

The most controversial decision, or non-decision, of the night came in the 104th minute when a Ramos free-kick found Ronaldo in the box but the Portuguese superstar was clearly offside.

Real made their numerical advantage count as Ronaldo grabbed his second of the match in the 105th minute - taking him to 100 Champions League goals in the process - although he looked to have been offside.

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