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Ancelotti calls for video technology as 10-man Bayern exit in controversial fashion

Date Posted,April 18, 2017

Carlo Ancelotti has called for video technology after unleashing a rant about ref Viktor Kassai – following Bayern MunichChampions League exit to Real Madrid .

Bayern were knocked out of the competition following a 6-3 aggregate defeat to holders Real after Cristiano Ronaldo notched his 100th Champions League strike with a hat-trick.

But Ancelotti was furious with the decision to send Arturo Vidal off for a second yellow card with six minutes to go, before Ronaldo seemingly netted two off-side goals.

Carlo Ancelotti shakes hands with referees (Photo: AFP)
Bayern were ditched up the Champions League (Photo: Matthias Hangst)
Ancelotti was perplexed by the refereeing decision (Photo: Matthias Hangst)

Robert Lewandowski and a Sergio Ramos own goal had given Bayern hope of progressing but the former Chelsea chief was left unimpressed with Kassai.

When asked about the referee’s performance, Ancelotti replied: “Worse than our performance.

“I know it’s football and it happens sometimes, but not this serious of a mistake. I believe we played very well. I thought we deserved more.

“The decisions penalised us a lot. The card given to Arturo [after 84 minutes] wasn’t a card. The two goals of Cristiano were offside. It’s clear we’re not happy with this.

Ronaldo appeared to stand offside for his second goal (Photo: BT Sport)
Vidal saw a second yellow despite appearing to win the ball (Photo: Matthias Hangst)

“A quarter-final, you have to have a referee with… I don’t know… with more quality. Or have video. There are too many errors.

“Video replays are necessary, Zidane agreed that the ref’s performance was bad.

“The referee made a big mistake, we are in the quarter final of the Champions League we expect a referee who is concentrating and focussed.

“We know it is difficult to make a decision on the pitch, but honestly they were clear and big mistakes.”

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