Lewandowski among footballers storming referee dressing room: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s Robert Lewandowski was among footballers who stormed into a referee dressing room after Bayern Munich’s Tuesday Champion’s League defeat to Real Madrid, the Spanish Marca daily reported on its website.
Robert Lewandowski scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League quarter final, second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Photo: EPA/KIKO HUESCA
Lewandowski’s Bayern were beaten 2:4 away by Real Madrid on Tuesday after extra time, and were eliminated from the Champion’s League.
Bayern’s manager Carlo Ancelotti and the team’s players complained about decisions by Viktor Kassai, the match referee who, in their opinion, failed to notice that two goals by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo were offside.
Bayern also complained about the referee sending off their Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal for a foul, which according to Bayern players he did not commit.
Lewandowski, who captains the Polish national squad, stormed into the referee’s dressing room after the match accompanied by Spain’s Thiago Alcantara and Vidal to express their opinion, Spanish media wrote.
The Spanish daily Marca said: “Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara, and Arturo Vidal are the ones who made a beeline towards where the referee was in order to vent their frustrations at how Kassai did his job.”
Lewandowski, who scored the first goal for Bayern on Tuesday, has notched up 16 goals in his last 12 matches for the team.