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Here's the offside goal that proved decisive for Real Madrid tonight

The La Liga side’s extra-time strike on Tuesday against Bayern came with a heavy dose of controversy.

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CRISTIANO RONALDO’S FIRST extra-time goal, which sent Real Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, has been hammered for being offside by football fans and pundits alike.

The goal came just before the first half of extra-time, with Ronaldo’s effort levelling scores on the night at 2-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu and putting Real Madrid 4-3 ahead on aggregate in the quarter-final tie.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, a regularly outspoken critic of arch-rivals Real Madrid, was among those who were quick to take to Twitter with a baffled tweet .

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