Controversy and Real Madrid create enough headlines on their own but when you put the pair together it is a goldmine and Los Blancos defender Sergio Ramos has responded to Gerard Pique by telling him to look back at Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.
The latest spat comes after the Barcelona defender sent out a cryptic tweet after Madrid’s second goal was controversially allowed to stand despite Cristiano Ronaldo being in an offside position.
Pique’s tweet struck a nerve within the Real Madrid captain as he made clear that refereeing decisions also went in favour of Los Cules in the last round.
“He should rewind and look back to the PSG game and see if he thinks the same about the referees, let’s wait and see what happens with Juventus in the second leg,” he explained.
Tuesday evening’s officiating has rather unsurprisingly sparked yet another debate about the impending introduction of a Video Assistant Referee [VAR] into the sport and the veteran defender is indeed an advocate for its use.
“You have to live with these decisions although I am in favour of the VAR,” said Ramos.
On a more positive note it was actually the former Sevilla defender’s 100th match in the Champions League on Tuesday night and he made clear just how proud he was to reach such a rare milestone.
“It is a beautiful figure to reach and I hopefully can continue here for many years as long as I enjoy my job,” he said.
Despite still having a semi-final to play there are some within the Real Madrid fanbase that are already dreaming of an appearance in the Cardiff final, however the 31-year-old refused to entertain such a notion with so much football left to play.
“We can’t talk about the final because we are only in the semi-final but it is clear,” he added. “We want to be the champions and we are very happy to have eliminated Bayern, one of our biggest challengers.”