Real Madrid gaffer, Carlo Ancelotti is of the opinion that, referee Miguel Ayza’a got it all wrong with his decision to brandish Cristiano Ronaldo a red cad in Madrid’s 1-1 away draw against Athletic Bilbao.
The 28-year old was giving is marching orders after he was seen pushing the cheek of one Athletico Bilbao players in the 76minute but the Italian felt the referee’s decision was harsh.
“It’s tough for me to say because I was not close to it but the pictures show that it was a bit exaggerated,” the Madrid coach told reporters of the sending-off.
“It was difficult to try to win the match with 10 players, especially because some of them were tired,” he continued.
“I made changes but not because I wanted to try to win the match, more to put on fresher players to help the team at the end.
“It was a good match overall, especially the second half. The team was well balanced but Ibai’s goal was a fantastic strike. We did not make any mistakes, it was a great goal.
“We hardly let them have any chances. Just one in the first half and none in the second half.”
Madrid currently maintaining the 3rd spot in the La Liga, both on same point with Barcelona.