Was Michael Oliver the bad guy in the Juventus story or the good guy in the Real Madrid story. That said, he may yet seek to right this perceived injustice with another season minding goal for the Old Lady. Then came stoppage time. "Because we have not had the chance to take the game to extra-time".
Two Mario Mandzukic headers and Blaise Matuidi's second-half goal had remarkably dragged Juve back into the contest before Cristiano Ronaldo's late penalty sent Real through.
Michael Oliver probably won't be welcome in Italy any time soon. The decision caused instant mayhem. "Winning is too nice that when you get deprived of it in such a way". "There is never the intention to foul him or to push him".
"It's unbelievable that our captain isn't allowed to speak to the referee - the red card was very harsh".
However, Buffon has said he would take the same actions again. However, sometimes in football perspective is required.
When Buffon and Juventus reflect, on even so enormous a sporting disappointment, perhaps he might find it in his own heart to apologise. It does not need justification; it was a natural human reaction that he paid the effect for.
Unlike Buffon's sudden departure, this is an exit that has been coming for a while with McCarthy regularly using post-match press conferences to hit back at his critics with a verbal forthrightness of which the Juve No.1 would no doubt approve.More news: What could go wrong? Trump and allies weigh risk of Syria strike
The goalkeeper also received support from his manager, Massimiliano Allegri, per the BBC: "If on one occasion he said the things he did, in a situation as tough as Wednesday night's, that is understandable and I challenge anyone to react differently". The goalkeeping legend went on the attack and had a scathing message for the man that sent him packing.
There are few more likeable and that, largely, is why there was such sympathy for a player who had been overcome by fury, who had clearly terrified Oliver and later claimed that he had "a rubbish bin for a heart".
If you can't handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat your crisps. "Matches like that in Madrid increase your desire to continue". Cristiano Ronaldo scored the penalty and Juventus were gone too. The outburst was out of character; does it tarnish his image within the game?
Buffon conceded that it may have been a penalty - with pundits split on whether Oliver made the right call. When you play a game like that and then lose 10 seconds from the end it makes you insane.
"As players playing at this level in these sort of stadiums and on this stage".
Kahn retired from football in 2008, shortly before turning 39.