Real Madrid overcome Juventus after Buffon sees red

Tanya Simon
April 12, 2018

Lucas Vazquez was brought down in stoppage time by Medhi Benatia, with English referee Oliver pointing to the spot for Cristiano Ronaldo to convert for a 4-3 aggregate victory in the Champions League quarter-final.

"The important thing is that it is not for Juventus the last game, this is the most important", Buffon said on Tuesday.

But the fight shown from Juventus was incredible as Mario Mandzukic book-ended the first half with a brace before Blaise Matuidi restored parity.

Team-mates rushed in to calm down the situation, but it was too late and Oliver had already reached for the red card.

Speaking to Mediaset, (via ESPN) Buffon hinted that tonight's second leg Champions League clash at Real Madrid could be the last time he features in the competition; that is if Juventus fail to overturn a 3-0 deficit against the defending champions.

Buffon - expected to retire at the end of the season - was left fuming with Oliver's decision to give a penalty, with Juve also feeling they should have had a spot-kick for a foul on Juan Cuadrado in the first leg.

'The team gave their all, but a human being can not destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation.

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"Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a trash can".

"The team gave their all but a human being can not destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation".

Agnelli continued to slam referee Oliver, saying he lacked understanding of the moment, and should have understood the tie better following Paulo Dybala's sending off in the first leg a week ago.

"I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident". You go in the stands, you eat your chips, you drink sprite but at least you don't make any damage.

"I thank Lineker for what he wrote, but as I said, it's an issue of sensitivity".

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri added that they should forget about the scoreline and just play the kind of football they are used to as a team.

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