Raging Buffon's Crazy Champions League Exit

Wednesday's spot-kick was awarded for a Medhi Benatia foul on Lucas Vazquez

Wednesday's spot-kick was awarded for a Medhi Benatia foul on Lucas Vazquez

The Old Lady was eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid and Buffon took centre stage at the end of the game hitting out at the referee of the game Michael Oliver.

"I think he exaggerated the part about a crime against the humanity of sports being committed, but it should be understood that it was his last game in the Champions League and he expected to win it".

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, also upset with the penalty, has called for the video assistant referee (VAR) to be used in the Champions League.

Medhi Benatia was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Vazquez in the area, which resulted in Buffon being sent off after arguing with the referee, before Cristiano Ronaldo converted from the spot in the 97th minute.

"I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident".

In an interview to Italian television programme "Le Iene", Buffon said, "I'd say them all again".

Given time to contemplate his words, he said that he may have chosen more civilised ones but the sentiment would remain the same.

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He had told BT Sport, "It was a soft penalty decision, but we think he just got it right".

Costa could have ended up seeing his current club drawn against his parent side in Friday's semi final draw if Max Allegri's men had managed to see off Real at Santiago Bernabeu. They played well but we were just average, the difference is we kept believing until the end.

The Frenchman headbutted Marco Materazzi and was red carded in the 2006 World Cup final before Buffon's Italy beat France on penalties.

"I won't accept that a referee is in charge of a game like this with two such high-profile teams and doesn't have the character, courage or ability to make calm decisions".

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".

"Before being a Juventino, I am an Italian, and I really cared about Italian football doing well". I had to let that out, even if it damaged my reputation. I need to search deep within myself and work out how I feel.

Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Roma join Madrid in the Champions League last four.

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