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Bayern Munich trio confronted referee after Madrid loss

Manuel Neuer is out for Bayern Munich season with foot fracture Bayern Munich trio confronted referee after Madrid loss
Eleena Tovar | 21 Abril, 2017, 03:33

"You are talking about one of the greatest players ever to play this game".

The German side is used to arrived to the finals but this time they couldn't even reach the semifinals and they blamed the referee, who sent Arturo Vidal off and consider valid two goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in possible offside.

But Arturo Vidal was sent off with a controversial second booking, and they eventually lost 4-2 - 6-3 on aggregate - to miss out on the biggest club prize in Europe.

"I'm not so sure about it, I have to be honest with you", Keane stated, as he was asked for his views on the VAR referral system that is now being tested ahead of its introduction to the game.

VARs - which rule on key incidents concerning goals, red cards, mistaken identities and penalties - could be used in English football as early as August, with the EFL Cup first round touted as a possible initial testing bed for the technology.

Ronaldo scored Madrid's goal with a header, then put the team in control in extra time with a close-range shot in the 105th minute.

Vidal was dismissed for his second booking and to add injury to insult, Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is sidelined for the next eight weeks after fracturing his foot while trying to save Ronaldo's second goal.

Ronaldo has also urged Real Madrid fans to stop whistling him after his hat-trick saw off Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

"We're very angry, a game with that much intensity can't be decided by the referee".

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". In a quarter-final you have to have a referee with more quality, I think.

"I always give my best, I work and I help Real Madrid". It's not easy to score six goals against Bayern and we deserved it.

Cristiano Ronaldo had yet another Champions League night to remember on Tuesday.

"The team was literally in ruins in the changing room", he said. You can't just go home after that and say, "things like that happen in a game".