Ronaldo doesn't understand Buffon's protests after penalty call

But Mehdi Benatia knocked down Lucas Vasquez before the latter could head home a stoppage time victor, and Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty awarded by Michael Oliver.

Buffon suggested that the referee just did not have the mental ability to deal with the pressure of officiating a tense Champions League match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Allegri admitted he departed angry, hurt and convinced Juventus had at least deserved to take a dramatic quarter-final into extra time but said "crying is useless now".

The Italy and Juventus legend's fury was evident after the game, as he unleashed on English referee Michael Oliver in what can best be described as a "passionate response".

"To referee in games like these you must be well-prepared, " Buffon said.

But the Madrid star showed his respect to Buffon as he interrupted the shot-stopper during his interview in the mixed zone.

"Every referee knows that there are times when whistling has a different weight, and therefore only the most obvious fouls are punished", wrote Gazzetta dello Sport, claiming that Oliver "was not up to the challenge".

"I'm disgusted more and more with this football world, because when you make an effort like that, a referee can not give a penalty like that in the 93rd minute and destroy people's hopes".

"They have fouled Lucas from behind, if they do not give away the penalty, it is a goal".

"Yes it is [a penalty]", Vazquez told beIN Sports.

"The only player I've seen have this clarity when shooting on his own is David Trezeguet". He scored the penalty and we got the win.

Superb sportsmanship on the part of both players, we may never be the like of Ronaldo again but undoubtedly the same can be said for the 40 year old, 176 cap, World Cup winning keeper.

Chiellini was also incensed by the decision and television replays caught the defender appearing to make a money gesture towards Madrid players while saying "you pay, you pay". "The penalty tonight was basically the reverse of what happened on Juan Cuadrado in the first leg..."

"We played a great game over there, left with 3-0 and today everything was in reverse". A VAR would have only been used if either the penalty kick or the red card were "clear and obvious" errors by the match officials, and neither of the decisions fell into that category. As a referee, the call comes from your gut and what you have witnessed.

"This isn't about one or two incidents, but about going forward in a massive tournament that brings so much money and prestige".

  • Julie Sanders


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