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You've Got To Applaud Marcelo's Reaction To His Clear Handball Against Bayern

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You've Got To Applaud Marcelo's Reaction To His Clear Handball Against Bayern

Real Madrid ran out eventual winners in the Champions League semi-final last night but kudos to Bayern, who arguably deserved to win the tie after a sublime performance at the Bernabeu.

Jupp Heynckes got his tactics spot on as the likes of Thiago, Corentin Tolisso and James dominated play in the centre.

Ribery and Muller caused havoc from the flanks as Kimmich and Alaba's overlapping runs continued to cause huge problems for Lucas Vázquez and Marcelo.

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Of course, a dreadful mistake from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich was a huge factor in defeat, but it could have been very different if referee Cüneyt Çakır gave a penalty for Marcelo's blatant handball.

In the first half the Brazilian's outstretched arm connected with Kimmich's cross and plenty watching thought it was a stone wall penalty.

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But Cakir played on and the rest is history.

Bayern defender Jerome Boateng even took to Twitter to express his feelings:

In his post match interview, Marcelo also didn't hold back and openly admitted that he handled the ball in the penalty area. You've got to appreciate his honesty here, not many players would have done this:

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"It's a handball. It hit me on the hand and I think it's a penalty. If I say it didn't hit me I'd be lying, but football is like that." he said.

"I don't talk about referees, but it's clear that sometimes they make decisions in your favour and other times against you, but whatever happens you have to play football."

Thoughts on the incident? Should it have been a penalty?

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Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Football, Handball, Marcelo, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid

Jack Kenmare
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