Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hit back at Barcelona’s Gerard Pique over the defender’s cryptic tweet following Los Blancos’ 4-2 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ramos indicated Barcelona’s win against Paris Saint-Germain which also involved the refereeing decisions favoring the Los Cules.
Zinedine Zidane and his men required extra time to defeat Bayern Munich and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a controversial hat-trick on the night made it to 100 goals in the Champions League, according to Metro.
“Nothing new. I’m not surprised. He should rewind and look back to the PSG game and see if he thinks the same about the referees,” Ramos said.
Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich marred by controversial decisions
Madrid’s win over Bayern was overshadowed by a series of controversial decisions. A couple of Ronaldo’s goals should have been called off for offside. Meanwhile, Arturo Vidal of Bayern was harshly given a second yellow card of the game by Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai for a challenge on Marco Asensio. This resulted in Bayern playing with 10 men for the remainder of the game.
Shortly after Ronaldo scored his goal, which made it 2-2, Barcelona defender Pique posted on Twitter. This seemed as a reference to the fact that the 32-year-old was in an offside position.
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) April 18, 2017
The officiating on Tuesday evening has sparked further debate about the impending introduction of a Video Assistant Referee [VAR] into the sport. Ramos has vouched for the use of the technology.
“You have to live with these decisions. Although I am in favour of the VAR,” Ramos mentioned, as reported by MARCA.
Ramos, who played his 100th match in the Champions League on Tuesday expressed his emotions on achieving such a rare milestone. The former Sevilla defender believes that he would like to continue as long as he enjoys the job.
“It is a beautiful figure to reach. I hopefully can continue here for many years as long as I enjoy my job,” the 31-year-old stated.
Ramos wants fans to be grounded
Despite still having a semi-final to play, there are some within the Real Madrid fanbase that are already dreaming of an appearance in the Cardiff final. However, the 31-year-old refused to entertain such a notion with so much football left to play.
“We can’t talk about the final because we are only in the semi-final but it is clear. We want to be the champions and we are very happy to have eliminated Bayern, one of our biggest challengers,” Ramos mentioned.
Ramos also dismissed suggestions that Bayern were robbed in Madrid despite the crucial decisions going the way of the hosts.
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