Isco on Bayern controversy: Incorrect refereeing decisions part of the game

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The Spanish midfielder accepts that the Bavarians were on top for parts of the Champions League semi-final and that the visitors made Madrid suffer

Real Madrid midfielder Isco says Bayern Munich made them suffer on their way to the Champions League semi-final but says controversial refereeing decisions are part of the game.

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Zinedine Zidane's men seemed in a great position to reach the final four after a 2-1 win in the first leg at the Allianz Arena, but they eventually needed extra time in the return to shake off the Bavarians, recording a 4-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The game was marred by a number of controversial refereeing decisions, with Bayern furious at match official Viktor Kassai after Arturo Vidal was harshly shown a second yellow card, with two of Cristiano Ronaldo's three goals appearing to come from an offside position.

"We were really made to suffer, but ultimately we are in the semi-finals," Isco told reporters.

"In the first half we could have put the tie to bed, we had some clear-cut chances and perhaps we paid the price for not taking them after the break.

"However, we did not let our heads drop and we pulled it off."

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"I don't know about the refereeing decisions," he added.

"In the first leg, Bayern were wrongly awarded a penalty.

"That is all part of the game."

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