Celta hit out at ref decisions

Celta Vigo Assistant Coach Ernesto Marcucci has complained refereeing decisions in his side’s defeat to Real Madrid were inconsistent.

Celta striker Iago Aspas was dismissed for a second yellow card for apparent simulation while Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was not punished for a similar incident.

"There was a situation where diving was punished with a yellow for Aspas, and two minutes later Cristiano is not punished,” Marcucci is quoted as saying by Marca.

"I was far away from the two incidents, but I understand that Cristiano should have been booked for the same thing. Iago's sending off tilted the game."

The 4-1 victory for Madrid took them to within one point of the title – a draw or better at Malaga on Sunday will clinch their first La Liga crown in five years.