‘Robbery’ – Vidal left fuming at referee’s Real ‘show’

Date published: Wednesday 19th April 2017 9:20

Arturo Vidal was left raging after a number of controversial decisions during Bayern Munich’s 6-3 aggregate loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Bundesliga outfit took the tie to extra time with the scores level at 3-3 on aggregate but Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai sent off Vidal in the 84th-minute for a dubious second yellow card to make things tough for Bayern.

Real scored three in extra time to go through to the semi-finals and the Chilean midfielder suggested Bayern suffered a “robbery” against the La Liga side.

“When Madrid got scared, the referee began his show,” said Vidal. “This robbery can’t happen in the Champions League. We felt it a lot and you start to wonder a bit.

“We wanted to go through and there’s a lot of anger in that a match of such intensity is decided by the referee. He made a lot of mistakes and knocked us out of the Champions League.

“When [referees] embarrass you like that, it’s really hard to take. It makes you very angry.”

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