Bayern Munich: Injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer out for eight weeks
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 23:54
Bayern Munich has singled out Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai as the decisive factor for its Champions League quarterfinal exit to Real Madrid.
"I think they possibly lack a - apart from Lewandowski, when you look at Messi, Ronaldo, there's a couple of superstars that can win the game", the former Liverpool striker said. Rage, because we were swindled.
Replays showing at least one of the goals was offside didn't puncture his happiness.
"I don't say this", the Italian said.
"When he was at United, between 2006 and 2008, I still maintain that's his best two football years as a football player, in terms of his contribution through the whole game. Today was also such a game".
"We were lucky in some situations, but also a bit unlucky in terms of refereeing decisions".
The Brazil full-back put in a sterling performance on his 400th appearance for Madrid as the LaLiga leaders ran out 4-2 winners after extra time at the Bernabeu for a 6-3 aggregate victory. "He knocked us out".
"There is a lot of anger because the referee put us out the Champions League", said a furious Vidal. "A referee can not decide a knockout game in this way". Coach Carlo Ancelotti will now need to assess how central defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels held up after having to play without having fully recovered from injuries. "They were decisive scenes". There's no comparison. However, reports of Vidal, Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara storming the referee's changing room at full-time is unforgivable.
"We knew that if we did not play very well then Bayern could score goals in any stadium", he said.
What happened: Vidal was dismissed for a second yellow after being adjudged to catch Marco Asensio with a sliding tackle.
Bayern were 2-1 up after 90 minutes, taking the game to extra time after their loss by the same scoreline at the Allianz Arena last week, but Madrid decided the tie with three more goals to send the Bavarians packing.
He further called for video technology, adding that it was the official, not Zinedine Zidane's team who had eliminated the Bundesliga leaders.
Later, Bayern announced on their website that Neuer had indeed fractured his foot and that the Germany worldwide would be further assessed when the team returns to Munich.
"Madrid is not undeservedly through". In Tuesday's second leg alone, Madrid had 12 attempts on target, compared to two for the visitors.