Madrid v Juventus: Buffon blasts referee Michael Oliver

Madrid v Juventus: Buffon blasts referee Michael Oliver

Madrid v Juventus: Buffon blasts referee Michael Oliver

Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was sent off in what looks likely to have been his final Champions League game on Wednesday night.

Buffon has accused the English official of having "a rubbish bin instead of a heart" after the veteran goalkeeper was sent off in the latter stages of the clash at the Bernabeu.

But Madrid managed to avoid extra time as they broke the hearts of Juventus when Vazquez was fouled by defender Benatia in the final seconds.

"Between the first leg and this one, just about everything happened".

Buffon, who has racked up 125 Champions League appearances but never won the competition, could not contain his frustration as Ronaldo's goal made the aggregate score 4-3.

Oliver was heavily criticised by Buffon and others post-match but Poll hailed his countryman's performance in Madrid.

Benatia controversially likened the penalty decision to being "raped".

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"I have a lot of respect for Buffon, the words he has said about me, and what I've said about him", Ronaldo said. 'I wish them the best and it has always been an honour for me to face this club, but objectively we at least deserved to go to extra time'.

"Tomorrow I will be cheering on Lazio in the Europa League quarter-final, as we must show signs of Italian football coming back".

Giorgio Chiellini said Juventus should not be surprised by their dramatic Champions League exit against Real Madrid as Bayern Munich experienced the same last season. "He can't just destroy everything like that", Buffon continued.

Zidane responded by replacing Casemiro and Bale with Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez at the interval and Buffon scrambled to keep out Ronaldo's 58th-minute snapshot. "But we can not change it". Keylor Navas failed to collect a cross into the box and Blaise Matuidi was in the right place at the right time to poke the ball home for an improbable equalizer. Ronaldo picks out the run of Isco with a killer pass, but the Spain international's shot is brilliantly blocked by Buffon.

The quest for Champions League title No. 1 was well and truly on, but then it wasn't. "The ref awarded it and we can't change that, but I think it was a penalty", Zidane said.

Ronaldo finally got the vital goal they had craved to pile more misery on the Italians, who were beaten 4-1 by Madrid in last season's final in Cardiff.

"We played a great game over there, left with 3-0 and today everything was in reverse".

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