Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund

Press bemoan Webb appointment

April 29, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
The appointment of Howard Webb to referee Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund has been viewed in Spain as a blow to Madrid's chances of overturning their 4-1 loss in last week's first leg.

Webb, known in Spain as the man who failed to send off Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong for a violent kick on Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup final, was apparently the referee Madrid did not want for the game at the Bernabeu.

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