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Ronaldo tried to recruit Bayern star in controversial CL clash

22 April 2017

Bayern were victim of two harsh calls, as midfielder Arturo Vidal saw red, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored an effort which appeared offside. "We have been shafted in the truest sense of the word", fumed Rummenigge during the team banquet.

"The team was literally in ruins in the changing room", he said. "It was an unfortunate, undeserved and bitter defeat".

The German champions however crumbled in extra time to lose 3-6 on aggregate.

So as not to get into too much trouble with UEFA, the Italian manager was clearly annoyed but measured when he said: "We had thought of everything going into this game - except the referee".

London [U.K], April 19: Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is likely to miss the rest of the football season after suffering a left foot injury against Tuesday's clash against Real Madrid. Thomas Mueller said he found it hard to blame a referee for a defeat "but today there's no way around it".

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Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller said he felt his side had played "10 against 14" in their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday.

"There is a lot of anger". Some decisions by the referee ultimately decided the match.

"When they rob a game from you like that, it's very tough".

Ronaldo had scored only two goals in the eight Champions League games he had played before the quarterfinals. When two big teams meet like this in the Champions League, such a robbery can not happen.

RONALDO OFF SIDE Sergio Ramos played a superb lofted ball over the Bayern back four to Ronaldo who was stood offside.

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Correction: This article originally referred to Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as the Bayern Munich chief executive. "Thanks, ref - bravooooo" winger Franck Ribery wrote on Twitter.

His Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane did not want to discuss the refereeing but he claimed Bayern's second goal could have also been ruled offside.

Germany forward Thomas Mueller took a more diplomatic line.

Ulrich hasn't been able to push for Neuer's starting spot and earlier this year he said he was open to switching clubs to get more playing time.

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Ronaldo tried to recruit Bayern star in controversial CL clash