Buffon blasts referee Oliver after red card fury

Buffon blasts referee Oliver after red card fury

However, Medhi Benatia's challenge on Lucas Vazquez saw Oliver point to the spot at the death as Buffon protested furiously before he was shown red in the Spanish capital - Wojciech Szczesny brought on for a penalty that was blasted past him by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Gianluigi Buffon didn't exactly hold back on the pitch when letting Michael Oliver know what he thought of his last minute decision against Juventus and he's carried on off the pitch after full time too.

Real looked like they would cruise into the semis following last week's 3-0 victory in Turin but Mario Mandzukic gave Juve hope with two first-half headers before Blaise Matuidi levelled the tie after a mistake from goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Not renowned for his insightful takes or analysis, even for Michael Owen, this take on Gianluigi Buffon's red-card is particularly vapid. Cristiano Ronaldo and co pushed forward aggressively but a solid defensive display by Juventus kept harassing the Madrid attackers till Lucas Vazquez drew an injury-time foul in the penalty box.

Ron said: "I don't understand why they protested the penalty". And especially you need personality to referee a game like this.

"You'd have to be an animal to do that, have a trash can in place of a heart". "But we saw in Rome last night that anything is possible and we can not underestimate any team in the quarter-finals".

The 33-year-old Italian defender, who was relegated from Serie A with Juventus in 2006 for match-fixing, caused a major stir on social media with his reaction to Oliver's decision to award the hosts a dramatic stoppage time penalty.

"This was a game where we have suffered tremendously, it has to be a lesson to learn that in football, nothing is ever guaranteed and you have to fight to the end".

Ahead of Juventus Champions League quarter final second leg clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday, the goalkeeper was asked to list his top five goalies. "Not clear-cut", Buffon told Italian TV. "Honestly I've seen and played in matches - you can never whistle for a penalty like that in the 93rd minute", Benatia said.

"Nobody thought we could turn it around, but we believed and it'll help us for the next Champions League campaigns. He is impressive. He is consistent and always scores goals".

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