Thursday October 24 2013
Nesta cautions Real-Juve ref

Former Serie A defender Alessandro Nesta has criticised the referee after Real Madrid beat Juventus 2-1 on Wednesday.

The Old Lady felt they were punished by a number of decisions made by Manuel Grafe, as he awarded Real a contested penalty, denied the Turin giants a spot-kick themselves and then sent-off Giorgio Chiellini.

Nesta too, now playing for Montreal Impact, has shown the official an imaginary card for his performance at the Bernabeu.

“Stop the Real-Juve referee,” he wrote on Twitter last night.

He followed that up with: “They would never blow up for that penalty in Italy, but they would in Europe. We’re OK up until that point. What is not right is the dismissal.”

Progression to the next round of the Champions League is now highly problematic for the Turin giants given that they have collected just two points from three games.

Galatasaray overtook them in the standings last night thanks to a comfortable 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen.

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