Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Ref has trash can for heart - Buffon

Ref has trash can for heart - Buffon

"When Gigi spoke about the referee I couldn't understand him, honestly", the former Italy global said on Sky Sport Italia.

Mehdi Benatia's challenge on Lucas Vazquez had been clumsy, from behind and a desperate attempt to stop the Spaniard finishing from five yards.

Agnelli felt the decision to award the penalty was wrong and claimed Oliver should not have sent Gianluigi Buffon off in what is expected to be his final Champions League game.

"It's the biggest robbery I've suffered in my career", Chiellini told Italian television afterwards. Or was it Costa who pushed Oliver?

However footage shows that as Buffon walked off following his dismissal Madrid fans stood up and applauded what looks likely to be the Italian's 117th and final appearance in the Champions League. If you have the cynicism to give a penalty in the 93rd minute you are not a man, you are an animal.

Juventus clawed back a 3-0 deficit to level the scoreline (3-3) on aggregate. 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.

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"It disappointed me to leave the boys with 10 men, but I said objectively Real Madrid deserved the victory, we shake their hands and move on", he added. I'd say them all again - maybe with a different type of language, one that was more civilised, let's say.

"From someone who is very statesman-like usually, very rational after games, and usually finds the right words, and I thought it was very out of character from Buffon in many respects".

Buffon believes that had Juventus managed to progress, it would have been a great moment not just for the club but - taking into account Roma's comeback win against Barcelona on the previous evening - also one for Italian football.

Real Madrid ran out 4-2 winners in extra time as Cristiano Ronaldo struck a hattrick. Let the pitch do the talking. It means you don't know where you are, what teams you face, what football is: "you don't really know shit". "When I don't feel I'm good enough, I put myself in a corner".

He said: "It wasn't a situation where you could say 'That is definitely a penalty.' I'm not saying it wasn't a penalty, I am saying it was a dubious situation".

'It wasn't a situation where you could say: "That is definitely a penalty".

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