They had to beat Real Madrid by two goals, or 2-1 and send the game to extra time. They did the latter, but a few minutes before the end of regular time a refereeing decision changed everything, and Thomas Muller didn’t hold back while blaming the men who he considers responsible for Bayern’s exit from the Champions League.
We did not put in a perfect performance, but we acted like men on the pitch if you look at the way the game developed. If you look at the way things went, it is extremely difficult when you are playing with 10 against 14. The 2-2 was the worst, the assistant referee had a clear view. That killed us
the Bayern Munich attacker told reporters at Santiago Bernabeu last night, a few minutes after the end of extra time, which found Real Madrid through to the Champions League semifinals.
We were in great shape mentally after we went 2-1 up and still had 11 players on the pitch. But then the referees took the wind out of our sails. You cannot just go home and say ‘things like this happen’ after what happened here
Muller added. Arturo Vidal was wrongly sent-off six minutes from time, Bayern played with ten men in extra time, and Madrid’s second and third goal appeared to come from offside positions.