Real Madrid clinched a berth in the semi-finals for the seventh season in a row over a resilient 10-man Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid came into the match with a 2-1 lead from the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals over Bayern Munich. The Bavarians made it difficult for Real Madrid as they managed to take it into extra-time after earning a 2-1 win at Santiago Bernabeu.
However, some shambolic refereeing saw Arturo Vidal being red-carded and Real Madrid’s second and third goal, which were offside as the replays have shown, were allowed by the referee. Naturally, Twitter blew the tie wide open with controversy, claiming another preferential treatment from the referee towards a La Liga side.
— Barca World (@FCBarcelonaHome) April 18, 2017
I’m 100% positive a blind referee could’ve done a better job than the one that ref’d the Real Madrid vs Bayern Munchen game. #fcbrma
— Caleb Leonard⚽️ (@Caleb_leonard22) April 19, 2017
Unsurprisingly, real madrid make it into the champions league semifinal through referee “mistakes” aka money. #RMAFCB
— 🌻 (@ruenoor) April 18, 2017
@FCBayern Barcelona have started talks with Real Madrid to sign referee Viktor Kassai to officiate tomorrow’s match versus Juventus
— André Remmers (@andreremmers) April 18, 2017
— Abid Al Balushi (@Angel_83_69) April 18, 2017
— Maurice Zelis (@MauriceZelis) April 18, 2017
Barcelona and Real Madrid fans complaining about each other’s referee decisions. This includes me😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HB5KF20Jaf
— Juan Direction (@JuanDirection58) April 18, 2017
— Neel K (@kingandthejoker) April 18, 2017
MAN OF THE MATCH
— Nataly Antar (@Nataly_Antar) April 18, 2017
— Lewis (@LewisRobbo10) April 18, 2017
Not sure why everyone was surprised by the referee decisions last night..Barca&Real have always historically got big decisions in UCL #Nani
— Jas (@JasSinghMUFC) April 19, 2017
Red card and two goals from offside. That’s the guy that has 99 matches under his referee belt? Kassai is a disgrace tonight! #UCL
— Haris Mrkonja N1 (@harismrkonjan1) April 18, 2017
People consoled Bayern Munich after their spirited performance, especially after the Bavarians went down to 10 men and still managed to put up a fight.
Forget signing a backup striker, Bayern need to sign a referee next season.
— The Official Dude (@Ink184) April 18, 2017
This what’s it feels like to play with 10 men and still have the referee make horrible decisions.
— Emmanuel (@emma_dele) April 18, 2017
So RM needed an imaginary red card, 2 offside goals, 10 men Bayern, Neuer with broken leg, 2 injured CBs, a referee & extra time to qualify
— Carlos Khairallah (@CarlosKhairalla) April 19, 2017
I feel sorry for Bayern fans. They spend time, energy, passion, money, heart into the game only for the referee to be paid off
Mia san Mia!
— M·A·J (@UltraAutistic) April 18, 2017
Referee decided to share the man of the match award with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Dude ruined a good game, Bayern the victim.#Videorefereesnow
— Olaleye Dada (@olaleyedada) April 18, 2017
Red Card😯😯…?? Come on Mr Referee, Bayern Munich are being robbed again!!!
— olwethu mungwe (@MungweOlwethu) April 18, 2017
Hopefully Bayern find some way to go through. Such kind of blatant referee fixing shouldn’t be rewarded
— DAMIAN™ (@dilop10) April 18, 2017