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El Clasico controversy: Cristiano Ronaldo criticizes ref, says they don't want Real Madrid to win La Liga

There was a lot of controversy in the Clasico match up between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Three penalty kicks were awarded in the second half and a controversial red card to Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Barcelona’s win brought themselves and Atletico Madrid into a tight race atop the table as the season winds down, and Real superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is crying foul and conspiracy.

“It is difficult because a lot of people did not want us to win and Barcelona would have been out of it,” Ronaldo said, via BBC. “Maybe they don’t want Real Madrid to win this Liga.”

Ronaldo went on to criticize referee Alberto Undiano.

“We are sad because we knew we deserved more, but the fight goes on,” Ronaldo said. “We were 3-2 up and controlling the game. The referee made some unbelievable decisions, but you have to carry on.

“There were a lot of errors in one match. In a Real Madrid-Barcelona game you have to have a referee who is up to the game. In my opinion he was not up to a match of this stature.

“I looked at him and he was pale, that’s because he was so nervous and he was unable to make the right decisions. A referee has to be relaxed in order to do as well as possible.

“It makes me think that matches are not only won on the pitch, but also with a little help off of it.”

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