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Gladys Abbott
April 21, 2017

Madrid clubs are making a habit of succeeding in European soccer.

Midfielder Vidal was harshly sent off in the 84th minute of the second-leg clash at the Bernabeu, as Bayern led 2-1 after 90 minutes to force extra-time before the 10 men conceded three times in the additional period to fall to a 6-3 aggregate defeat.

There is no doubt that this phenomenal athlete will continue to astound the football world as his personal wealth spirals higher; a year ago he became the first footballer to top the Forbes list of highest-earning athletes, with a total income of €83m from his salary and endorsements.

Madrid defeated city rival Atletico Madrid in the final both in 2014 and 2016. Monaco won the first leg 3-2.

"I don't think Real Madrid have any influence on referees".

"When Madrid got scared, the referee began his show", Vidal said.

"We had thought of everything going into this game - except the referee", Ancelotti said. Until he faced Bayern Munich.

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"The team was literally in ruins in the changing room", Rummenigge continued, quoted by Reuters.

Atletico will be trying to win its first European Cup title and put an end to an uncomfortable streak of runner-up finishes.

'It was not a red card, and for their goals it was offside for one, maybe two.

"It's thrilling to make it to the semifinals again", Atletico coach Diego Simeone said.

It's been written that Lewandowski went into referee Victor Kassai's office after the Real Madrid-Bayern Munich quarter-final clash, to take issue with the his poor decisions, but in reality the Polish striker was distracted by another conversation taking place at the time. Last year, it lost in a penalty shootout.

Luka Modric of Real Madrid is challenged by Mats Hummels of Bayern Munich. "We are not a big team like that, but we are very competitive, that's for sure".

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