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Gianluigi Buffon Goes In On Referee Michael Oliver After Sending Off

Gianluigi Buffon Goes In On Referee Michael Oliver After Sending Off

Gianluigi Buffon didn't exactly hold back on the pitch when letting Michael Oliver know what he thought of his last minute decision against Juventus and he's carried on off the pitch after full time too.

You can understand why Buffon was so annoyed when the English referee pointed to the spot right at the end of Juventus' Champions League quarter final second leg with Real Madrid.

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The Italians had heroically battled back against all the odd at the Bernabeu to be leading 3-0 on the night, making it 3-3 on aggregate after Los Blancos destroyed the Old Lady in Turin eight days before.

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Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Blaise Matuidi seemed to be sending the game to extra time as the 90 minutes had already elapsed and there was just added time to play.

Then Cristiano Ronaldo nodded down in the penalty area and Lucas Vasquez was taken down by Medhi Benatia. Buffon was so enraged at the decision he managed to get himself sent off for screaming in Oliver's face.

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After the match though he had some brutal words about the man in black saying, "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.

"Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a garbage bin. On top of that, if you don't have the character to walk on a pitch like this in a stadium like this, you can sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, drinking your Sprite and eating crisps.

"You cannot ruin the dreams of a team. I could've told the referee anything at that moment, but he had to understand the degree of the disaster he was creating. 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."

Juve had given everything to come back into the game, something no one expected them to do, and it wasn't just a cruel way to go out but a cruel way for Buffon to say goodbye to the Champions League.

The former World Cup winner is set to retire aged 40 at the end of the season and the Champions League is the one major trophy he will finish his career without lifting.

A shame for the legend but he certainly went out with a bang!

Topics: Football News, Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus, Champions League, Real Madrid

Ryan Sidle

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