Gerard Piqué labelled Real Madrid's win at Elche a "comedy" after Cristiano Ronaldo converted a controversial last-minute penalty.

The Barcelona defender aired his dismay at the result following referee César Muñiz's decision to give Madrid a 96th minute penalty with the scoreline at 1-1.

Madrid defender Pepe appeared to tug Carlos Sánchez's shirt but Muñiz awarded the Portuguese a penalty. Sánchez was sent off after the final whistle for remonstrating with Muñiz.

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Elche players remonstrate with Muñiz after his decision


Piqué tweeted: "Watching a comedy on Canal + Liga," referring to the Spanish television station which broadcast Madrid's match.

The Catalan's post has been retweeted by over 49,000 users on the social networking site, at the time of writing.

Amusingly, Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa tweeted a picture of him with teammates after the game with the caption: "It’s nice to see some people swapping the theatre for a bit of cinema."

Ronaldo's winner was his second having earlier struck a free-kick, as Madrid remain two points behind Barcelona.

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    Real Madrid's players celebrates their second score during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elche's players argue with referee Muniz Fernandez during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's players celebrates their second score during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elche's players argue with referee Muniz Fernandez during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elche's midfielder Ruben Perez (bottom) vies with Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's midfielder Isco (C) vies with Elche's Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez and Elche's midfielder Javi Marquez (L) during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) vies with Elche's Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    ELCHE, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 25: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Carlos Sanchez (L) of Elche FC during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on September 25, 2013 in Elche, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    Elche's defender Botia (L) vies with Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti reacts during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Real Madrid at the Manuel Martines Valero Stadium in Elche on September 25, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Elche FC v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

    ELCHE, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 25: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with Ruben Perez (2ndL) of Elche FC and his teammate David Rodriguez (L) during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on September 25, 2013 in Elche, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

  • Elche FC v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

    ELCHE, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 25: Karim Benzema (2ndL) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with between David Rodriguez (L) of Elche FC and his teammate Damian Suarez during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on September 25, 2013 in Elche, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    ELCHE, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 25: Fabio Coentrao (R) of Real Madrid CF competes for the ball with David Rodriguez (L) of Elche FC during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on September 25, 2013 in Elche, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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    ELCHE, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 25: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts with anger during the La Liga match between Elche FC and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero on September 25, 2013 in Elche, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)


Barça beat Real Sociedad 4-1 on Tuesday night to maintain their 100% Primera Liga record.