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Valencia rue refereeing decisions

January 16, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Valencia striker Roberto Soldado and club president Manuel Llorente both slammed the performance of referee Cesar Muniz Fernandez and his assistants after their side's 2-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg loss to Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Madrid took a healthy first-leg lead through Karim Benzema's clinical strike and an Andres Guardado own-goal, but Valencia could afterwards lament three borderline offside decisions which had gone against them, as well ...

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