Bayern Munich trio confronted referee after Madrid loss

Riot police clash with Bayern fans in the tribunes during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid in Madrid

Cape Town - Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as a unique player after the Portuguese forward scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich to send the Spanish side through to the Champions League semi-finals.

Bayern had Arturo Vidal sent off on 84 minutes and the Germans were further incensed as replays showed Ronaldo's second and third goals, on 105 and 109 minutes, were clearly offside.

At the other end Tony Kroos fired just wide, while Ronaldo took his time in the area to allow Manuel Neuer to make the save. "The team was good, we played well and obviously I'm happy with the goals".

Germany global Muller stressed that Bayern "did not put in a ideal performance", but added: "We were in great shape mentally after we went 2-1 up and still had 11 players on the pitch".

Lahm has turned down the chance to become Bayern's director of sport and says he will decide his future after a break from the game.

Ronaldo scored a "perfect" hat trick on Tuesday, with his head, right foot and left foot, as Madrid defeated Bayern 4-2 after extra time to advance to the semifinals 6-3 on aggregate.

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Just what Ronaldo deserved - his goals may have been offside, but he was once again the hero.

"Meanwhile, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique - who has often claimed referees favour Real - tweeted "." following a string of decisions which went the way of the Madrid club.

Rummenigge added that "we all witnessed a game that made history" and said: "Uli Hoeness and I have experienced many battles that remain etched in the memory". "There are decisions that have penalized us a lot".

Bayern players argue with Referee Viktor Kassai after he showed a second yellow card to Arturo Vidal, left, during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday April 18, 2017.

Bayern has now been eliminated in four straight seasons by Spanish sides.

"I want them to stop booing me because I always give my best and even when I don't score I try to help Real Madrid". Thomas Mueller said he found it hard to blame a referee for a defeat "but today there's no way around it".

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