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James Rodríguez Infuriates Fans With Needless Act In Champions League Semi-Final

James Rodríguez Infuriates Fans With Needless Act In Champions League Semi-Final
By Maurice Brosnan
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Real Madrid are into a third Champions League final in a row, but they were made to work for it. A 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu had Zinedine Zidane's men sweating for half an hour after James Rodríguez grabbed an equalizer in the second half.

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After scoring the goal James did not celebrate. He was still, after all, playing in front his own fans. This is the first season of a two-year loan with the option to buy. His non-celebration is a relatively trivial act that could be perceived as maintaining some sort of relationship between player and fan.

However, with ten minutes left in the tie, the Colombian playmaker committed a cardinal sin of football. With ten minutes left, Marco Asensio drove forward with the ball only to slip. He then proceeded to clutch his calf, supposedly stricken with a cramp. Bayern Munich looked to launch an attack until James got the ball and put it out of play.

It is hard to imagine James electing for this option if it was not against his former club and the reaction of his team-mates was certainly interesting. Nevertheless, Real Madrid are through to a final and await the victor of Roma vs Liverpool.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Shocking Error From Bayern 'Keeper Gifts Real Goal

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