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Bayern feel ‘cheated’ against Atletico – Rummenigge

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Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club felt cheated after their Champions League semi-final exit to Atletico Madrid.

Strikes from Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski weren’t enough for the Bundesliga champions as they bowed out on away goals following a 2-1 win in the Allianz Arena (2-2 on aggregate) as Diego Simeone’s men sealed their place in the final courtesy of a strike from Antoine Griezmann.

Rummenigge though felt the key decisions from Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir went against his side.

The Bayern supremo believed Griezmann was offside when he collected the pass which led to his goal and also felt the foul, which led to the penalty being awarded which Fernando Torres subsequently missed, was outside of the box.

“Our team played great. They deserved to win and deserved to go to Milan,” Rummenigge told Sport Bild.

“We feel a little bit cheated.The Atletico goal was offside, the foul for the penalty [which Atletico missed] was outside of the box.”

Griezmann cancelled out Xabi Alonso’ earlier strike for Bayern who were made to rue their penalty miss from Thomas Muller.

Muller told the club’s official website: “Football can be extreme at times. We did many things right and a few things wrong. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough. It’s quite a setback. Of course I’m disappointed because I didn’t score from the penalty.”

Atletico will face either city rivals Real Madrid or Manchester City in the final.

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