What Buffon Said To The Referee When He Was Shown The Red Card

Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon.

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Slaughtering their hopes of European glory, Real Madrid got the better of Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final tie.

Certainly a night jammed with firecrackers, as the Italian side ascertained its authority in the second leg by scoring back three goals against the Spanish giants.

It almost looked as if they were about to fabricate a monumental comeback to propel through to the semi-finals until a controversial event materialized as the game approached its conclusion.

Accordingly, a last-minute penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo got the dynamic Bernabeu bouncing with excitement.


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Los Blancos were bestowed with the penalty when Medhi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez, who just had goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to beat near the six-yard box.


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Nonetheless, moments after the spot-kick was awarded to the hosts, Gianluigi Buffon questioned the character of referee Michael Oliver, which subsequently saw him being sent off.

The shot-stopper was seen yelling at and shoving the referee, although it stayed unclear what the Italian said to the match official.

According to the some sources, it’s alleged that the goalkeeper asked the referee to ‘go take a shit’, which triggered the official enough to send the player off the field.

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After the match, Buffon told media set: “I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident. Not clear-cut. And a dubious incident at the 93rd minute when we had a clear penalty denied in the first leg, you cannot award that at this point.

“The team gave its all, but a human being cannot destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation.”

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