Sergio Ramos had a message of defiance to Gerard Pique after the Barcelona defender took to Twitter to question the legitimacy of a Cristiano Ronaldo goal on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese forward netted a hat-trick to help Champions League holders Real Madrid edge past Bayern Munich after extra-time and into the semi-finals, and in doing so becoming the first player to score 100 goals in the competition’s history.
But the Portuguese star’s two goals in extra time were offside, while Bayern’s Arturo Vidal was also harshly sent off late in normal time for Bayern.
Pique highlighted the beneficial decisions with a short tweet showing a bewildered emoji.
But Real nemesis Ramos responded after the match by reiterating Barcelona were similarly fortunate in their remarkable second-leg comeback against PSG in the last 16.
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) April 18, 2017
“Nothing new. I’m not surprised,” Ramos said.
“He should rewind and look back to the PSG game and see if he thinks the same about the referees.”
Ramos also dismissed suggestions Bayern were robbed in Madrid despite the crucial decisions going the way of the hosts.
He said: “I respect everyone’s opinion, but I don’t know what theft they talk about.
“The referees sometimes give for you and others take it away.”
All in all, it should make for an extra spicy affair in El Clasico this weekend with Real Madrid hosting Barcelona on Sunday evening.