Today’s el Clasico had everything — 7 goals, 3 penalties, 1 red card, 1 hat-trick and 1 Leo Messi, with Barcelona shocking many by securing a 4-3 win at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Spain’s capital.
Ronaldo, in his post-match interview, inferred there was a conspiracy:
“There were many [refereeing] mistakes. In Madrid-Barca matches must have a referee that’s able to match the quality of the game.
“In that state you can’t make the right decisions. I don’t want to justify anything, my penalty might have been in or out, but there were a lot of other things. It was a difficult fight. Maybe there were a lot of people that didn’t want us to win today, which would leave Barcelona out of the La Liga title race.
“I’ve been here for awhile now. It was important for Barcelona to survive. Obviously it annoys them if Madrid win, the biggest club in the world. It creates jealously, which is normal. I understand that by playing at this club, I’m not treated equally. They can say it’s fair all they want, but it’s not, whether we play at home or away. People wanted Barcelona to remain in the title fight and there they are.”
Watch the official goal highlights here: