Real Madrid beat Bayern Munich to enter Champions League semis
Apr 21 2017 by Desiree Burns
Cape Town - Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as a unique player after the Portuguese forward scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich to send the Spanish side through to the Champions League semi-finals.
Muller claims referee Viktor Kassai and his assistants disrupted the flow of the game with their questionable calls, during crucial periods of play for the Bundesliga champions - as Ronaldo appeared to scored two goals from offside positions.
Bayern saw midfielder Arturo Vidal sent off for what looked a harsh second caution to go into extra time with just 10 men.
See Cristiano Ronaldo's post-match changing room celebrations with his teammates after scoring 100 Champions League goals. It was not a red card, and for their goals it was offside for one, maybe two.
Bayern's lead has shrunk to eight from 13 points only a few weeks ago and coach Carlo Ancelotti will now need to assess how central defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels held up after having to play without having fully recovered from their injuries.
"I spoke to the referee after the game".
Losing any game as a supporter is disappointing, but particularly a Champions League quarter-final tie in which several contentious decisions go against your side.
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"The referee's task is quite hard, whether it's for or against us I won't get into it", Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. "I think everyone was a witness to a game that wrote history today", Rummenigge said.
"There is no luck in football, you must win, and we won both games", he added.
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".
Ronaldo levelled the scores after Robert Lewandowksi's opener as he headed home Casemiro's cross.
"Bayern feel the behaviour of the Spanish police is utterly out of place and excessive, and have lodged a complaint with UEFA about the actions of the Spanish police".
'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.