Jerome Boateng and Arturo Vidal both believe Marcelo should have been called for a handball and a penalty at the end of the first half.

By 90Min
May 02, 2018

Bayern Munich duo Jérôme Boateng and Arturo Vidal have vented their frustrations after being denied a penalty when Real Madrid left back Marcelo blocked a shot with his hand during their Champions League semifinal clash.

The game ended in a 2-2 draw, which was enough to see Real Madrid progress on aggregate, but Bayern only needed one more goal to swing the tie in their favor and see them progress on away goals.

The most controversial moment of the match came towards the end of the first half, when Marcelo used his hand to block a shot from Bayern's Joshua Kimmich inside the box.

Despite rapturous appeals for a penalty, referee Cuneyt Cakir waved them away and instead gave Bayern a corner.

The score was 1-1 at the time of the incident, thanks to goals from Kimmich and Karim Benzema, so a goal at that point of the game could have been a crucial turning point in the tie.

Benzema scored after the break after a howler from Sven Ulreich. James Rodriguez pulled one back for Bayern, but it was not enough for them to progress to the final in Kiev.

Despite missing the match through a hamstring injury he picked up in the first leg, Bayern defender Jerome Boateng aired his anger on Twitter after the match.

'No penalty?!?' he wrote, "Come on..." followed by an angry emoji to prove his emotions.

Meanwhile, midfielder Arturo Vidal displayed his rage publicly with strongly-worded posts on his Instagram story.

'Again!!!' he wrote, above a picture of Marcelo handling the ball. Below the image he followed with what translates to 'Criminal s**t' and 17 red-faced angry emojis.

He followed up with another picture, this time of Real Madrid celebrating at the final whistle, with the caption: 'Rats' and another 10 red-faced angry emojis.

The raging pair are unlikely to consoled by Marcelo's admission that Bayern should have been awarded a penalty for his handball. The Brazilian left back candidly conceded the ball hit his hand but insisted Real Madrid have had their own problems with referees.

Los Blancos subsequently progressed to the final of the competition in Kyiv, where they will face either Liverpool or AS Roma.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)