A red card, some offside goals and awful refereeing is what sums up the spectacle at Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. In what has to be another great night of football, Real Madrid sealed through to Semi-final of UEFA Champions League, but much at the expense of some poor refereeing decisions.
Real’s 4-2 win over Bayern (6-3 on aggregate) puts a big question mark over the use of technology in football. The German giants were much in control of the game until Arturo Vidal was incorrectly sent off near the end of normal time.
It was just the beginning of some poor decision by Referee Viktor Kassai and Co which was then followed by two offside goals for Cristiano Ronaldo. Vidal calls it Real ‘Robbery’, claiming it was not Zinedine Zidane’s team but the referee that defeated Bayern.
The Bayern boss wasn’t happy with the outcome on what could have been a historic win for his team. Carlos Ancelotti blamed the referee for the loss saying, “The referee had a bad game. Full stop. He was worse than our performance.”
Furious over his team’s controversial loss, Ancelotti said: “A quarter-final, you have to have a referee with… I don’t know… with more quality. Or have video. There are too many errors.”
Well this again boils down how the great game of football can often fall prey to human errors. The debate for the use of technology and the poor refereeing marred what could have been a great match. Now it would remain questionable who was the most deserving team to win the match and was the final outcome came at fair play? And this will continue to be debated for some time as Bayern recovers from the bitter loss and Real celebrates its win to top four in Champions League quarter final.
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