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Real Madrid players angered by refereeing 'favouritism'

4th May 2011 - Alma Shera

Real Madrid players were left fuming after another controversial refereeing decision went against them in their Champions League semi-final second leg.

The first game against bitter rivals Barcelona saw Real football manager Jose Mourinho claim it was "impossible" for his side to go through as the officials conspired against his side, particularly when sending off Madrid midfielder Pepe.

In the second leg last night (May 3rd), Madrid were harshly denied a goal as a soft freekick was awarded to Barca in the build-up.

Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas said after the game: "It has happened again - just like it always does. We feel tricked and knocked down by the officials."

Former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo added: "Next year they might as well give the cup directly to Barcelona. It was Mission Impossible 4."

Football manager Jose Mourinho was forced to watch the match from his hotel room, having been banned from the touchline after getting sent off in the first leg in Madrid.
 

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