Bayern Trio Besieged Referee
Spanish police had to deal with three Bayern Munich players following Tuesday night’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Bayern lost 4-2 but only after taking the match into extra time with the score 2-1 to Bayern after 90 minutes. That saw the aggregate score tied at 3-3 after Real won the first leg 2-1 in Germany last week.
Real scored three times in injury time to take the tie 6-3 on aggregate. However, but Bayern were incensed by what they saw as three poor refereeing decisions. Hungarian referee Victor Kassai allowed two questionable goals to stand – both by Cristiano Ronaldo. Bayern were also angered by Arturo Vidal’s red card six minutes from the end of normal time, a decision that arguably changed the game.
Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito reports that three Bayern players hurled abuse at Kassai outside his dressing room after the match and that police had to be called to disperse the trio.
The programme claims that the three players were Vidal, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Bayern’s former Barcelona forward Thiago Alcantara.
Last night’s results see Real join local rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. Atletico knocked out Leicester City after a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium gave them a 2-1 aggregate victory. Saul Niguez’s first-half goal put Atletico ahead and although Jamie Vardy equalised for the Foxes in the second half Leicester were unable to breech the Atletico defence again.
There are two ties to be decided this evening. Juventus defend a 3-0 lead against Barcelona in the Nou Camp while Monaco are 3-2 up in their tie against Borussia Dortmund with tonight’s home led still to come.
The draw for the semi-finals will be made on Friday.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) April 18, 2017