Carlo Ancelotti Blames Referee for Champions League Exit

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that the refereeing in the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid was not up to the mark.


The Italian was clearly not happy with the way his team were knocked out of the competition. Even though Bayern Munich suffered a heavy 6-3 defeat against the Spanish team, Ancelotti felt that at least two of the goals could have been disallowed by the referee. The club had produced an incredible performance in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu to overturn a 2-1 deficit. A penalty from Robert Lewandowski and a Sergio Ramos own goal helped overcome the solitary goal from Ronaldo in the first half.

However, the Portuguese superstar scored two more goals in extra time to send Bayern out of the competition in the quarter-final stages. Ancelotti felt that two of goals scored by the Portuguese superstar were offside. He said that Bayern had done everything in the game apart from taking into account the poor refereeing decisions.

Even his opposition counterpart Zinedine Zidane was in agreement of the statements by Ancelotti, as he felt that the referee could have done much better with regard to some of the decisions. Goal-line technology is the only widespread use of technology in the game with video replays only having begun testing phase.

"We had thought of everything going into this game - except the referee.You can't decide a semi-final spot like this. It shouldn't happen at this level.The referee probably wasn't up to the task. I don't think Real Madrid have any influence on referees. The officials simply got it wrong. I had never been in favour of video technology, but I must admit it's necessary now," said Ancelotti. Bayern would be extremely disappointed considering that this was a great opportunity for the team to win the title for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign.

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