This was a tough night that left us all disappointed, angry and with a lot of frustration inside. However, if there was one frustrated player after the 3-4 loss to Barcelona that just couldn't keep quiet, that was Cristiano Ronaldo, who took it all out in front of the media.
Obviously, his rage was directed at the refs:
"We played against 12 men. It's always the same thing. They just don't let us play. They probably wanted to keep Barcelona alive in La Liga."
"There are a lot of things. It makes you wonder...they probably don't want Real Madrid to win La Liga. If Barça had lost tonight, they would've been dead but they probably needed to keep them alive in La Liga."
He went on, remembering that this isn't the first time this has happened:
"I've been here for five years and I'm already starting to understand how things work. Sometimes you just can't do all the work from the inside, but also from the outside. Since I arrived, the referees have never helped Real Madrid. Every year it's the same thing."
Finally, he talked about the rematch both teams will have in Copa del Rey and their chances in La Liga:
"Hopefully we won't be getting this referee in the Copa del Rey final. We'll try to win La Liga against everybody. They don't like seeing Real Madrid on top. I still hope we will win La Liga. We lost the game but we're still one point ahead."
Well, those are some big words after Undiano Mallenco's terrible job.
It's hard to argue with him. It's not the first time this happens. It's been happening way too often. Non-existent red cards, free penalty kicks (they got TWO tonight) and more. Expect some big punishment against Ronaldo and the team after these words.
Real Madrid's previous coach, José Mourinho, kept saying the same thing and sadly things haven't changed a lot since and it looks like they'll stay the same no matter what.
Barcelona knows it. Undiano Mallenco knows it. We all know it and Cristiano definitely knows it.