Real Madrid qualified for their seventh consecutive Champions League semi-final as Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Los Blancos with a perfect hat-trick to sink Bayern Munich in a 4-2 win that had plenty of controversy.

Robert Lewandowski put the visitors ahead from the spot minutes into the second half, before Ronaldo headed home an equaliser from an inch-perfect Casemiro cross in the 76th minute.

Bayern were back in front almost instantly though, when Sergio Ramos scored a bizarre own goal a minute later. Replays showed that both Lewandowski and Muller were offside in the build-up to the goal and so it should have been disallowed.

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But Bayern ended up being the side who felt undone by inept officiating when Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was controversially sent off six minutes from time. The former Juventus man was already on a yellow when he was deemed to have fouled Marcos Asensio, but he in fact clearly won the ball in the challenge.

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Ronaldo bagged a further two in extra time, becoming the first player to reach 100 Champions League goals in the process. However it was in controversial fashion, as the Portuguese man was offside both times.

Bayern were quite rightly angry with the three poor calls that Madrid benefited from him, with both Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski having words to say on the referee Viktor Kassai.

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And according to Spanish TV station El Chiringuito TV, who had a reporter at the game, three Bayern players stormed into the referees dressing room after the game.

Arturo Vidal, Thiago and Robert Lewandowski are said to have insulted the man in the middle.

Security apparently had to take the Bayern trio away from the referee and put a stop to their remonstrations.

Bayern Munich have since come out and denied the allegations and say that no player entered the referee's room at all.

Carlo Ancelotti had his say on the refereeing errors and called for video refs to be introduced imminently

Speaking after the game, the Bayern boss said:

"This should not happen at this level. I hope referees will be helped by TV as soon as possible."

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Josh Lawless

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