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Ronaldo: "Maybe they don't want Real Madrid to win this Liga"

Cristiano Ronaldo was unrestrained in his criticism of referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco after Real Madrid's 4-3 defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico.

The Portugal winger scored Real's third goal from a penalty he himself won, with Dani Alves' foul clearly outside the penalty area.

Despite that gift, though, Real and Ronaldo were angered by two subsequent Barcelona penalties, the first of which saw Sergio Ramos sent off before both were converted by hat-trick here Lionel Messi.

We are sad because we knew we deserved more, but the fight goes on.

It is difficult because a lot of people did not want us to win and Barcelona would have been out of it.

Maybe they don't want Real Madrid to win this Liga. I've been here for five years, so I know how a lot of things are and I hope to win it regardless of this.

It's a feeling of sadness after being 3-2 up and controlling the game. The referee made some unbelievable decisions, but you have to carry on.

– Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo



Jese undergoes surgery

Jese has broken into the Real Madrid team this season. Credit: PA

Real Madrid forward Jese has undergone "satisfactory" surgery on the knee ligament injury that has brought a premature end to his breakthrough season at the Bernabeu.

The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee early in Madrid's 3-1 Champions League victory over Schalke on Tuesday night, putting a dampener on their progression to the quarter-finals as they completed a 9-2 aggregate triumph.

Jese travelled to Augsburg in Germany on Wednesday to undergo surgery at the clinic of knee specialist Dr Ulrich Boenisch and is expected to return to Madrid in the coming days.

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Jese suffers cruciate ligament damage

Real Madrid youngster Jese could be sidelined until next season after it was confirmed he had suffered a serious knee injury in Tuesday's Champions League win against Schalke.

The highly-rated forward was carried off on a stretcher just minutes into the match at the Bernabeu and, after undergoing tests at hospital, Madrid announced the 21-year-old had torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

After the exploration and scans taken at the Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja, our player Jese Rodriguez has been diagnosed with complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee.

– Medical statement on Real Madrid's website
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