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Tino Asprilla accuses Ronaldo and Real Madrid of being a “Team of Rats”

5 years ago

Tino Asprilla was a colourful player in his playing career for Columbia, Newcastle United and others.

He has now carried that over into his role as a match pundit, always entertaining and never holding back.

The Champions League reached the quarter-final stage on Tuesday night and the one-time NUFC striker was watching the massive clash between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid had won 2-1 away in Germany and Lewandowski scored a 53rd minute penalty which made it 2-2 on aggregate.

Then two goals in a minute made it so evenly poised, Ronaldo scoring in the 76th minute and then a Ramos own goal within 60 seconds, so 3-3 and heading to extra-time as both sides had two away goals.

Then the 84th minute everything changed, as Vidal was sent off for Bayern Munich despite it not even being a foul – the Real Madrid player making plenty of it.

Bayern made it into injury time and made a good attempt with 10 men but were undone by a 14th minute goal in the first half of extra time, Ronaldo clearly offside.

Five minutes later and Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with another goal that looked marginally offside this time, with Bayern on their knees there was even time for another to make it 4-2 on the night and 6-3 on aggregate.

A massive injustice on the night with all the decisions going against the visitors.

Tino Asprilla turned his fire on Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates:

“No more! No more thefts of goals by Real Madrid, or misplaced expulsions (red cards).

“No more robberies, (Real Madrid are a) team of rats…

“Real Madrid and Bayern would have been different playing 11 against 11.”

Real Madrid are reigning champions after beating Atletico Madrid in last year’s final and a rematch is on, Atletico drawing 1-1 on the night at Leicester and winning 2-1 on aggregate.

Credit to Leicester though who were excellent over course of the competition and over these two legs in particular, against top level opposition only one or two key moments decided the tie.

More importantly, maybe Sky Sports need to be employing Tino Asprilla to cover Newcastle’s Championship games, then he would really find out what clueless match officials are all about.


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