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Isco slams 'shameful' journalist for Madrid-Juventus robbery accusations

9:34 PM IST 13/04/18
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A Spanish journalist has drawn the ire of the Real Madrid star following his comments on the Champions League clash with the Italians

Isco branded a journalist "shameful" for his coverage of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final win over Juventus.

The Madrid star was angered by Spanish radio and television presenter Juanma Castano describing the European champions' controversial elimination of Juve on Wednesday as "a scandal" and "a robbery", following a late penalty given in Lucas Vazquez's favour at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The kick was converted by Cristiano Ronaldo past Wojcech Sczeszny in the Juve net, as Gianluigi Buffon was red-carded for his protests to referee Michael Oliver after the decision was made. 

That strike meant Madrid advanced 4-3 on aggregate, cutting short a stirring comeback by the Serie A holders at the Bernabeu.

The assessment particularly frustrated Isco because Barcelona's stunning comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in last season's Champions League - complete with its own contentious decisions - was "historic" in the eyes of the same reporter.

Spain international Isco vented on Twitter, posting alongside footage of the analysis: "One profession, two measuring sticks - shameful."

Madrid have drawn Bayern Munich in the semi-finals as they look to win the Champions League for a third consecutive season.