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Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso: The referee cost us the game against Barcelona

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes referee Wolfgang Stark was to blame for his side's 2-0 home defeat to bitter rivals Barcelona in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Two goals from the brilliant Lionel Messi give the Catalan club a big advantage heading into the second-leg with the game full of controversy as three red cards were shown.

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