Buffon rages into night after Juve defeat

   Gianluigi Buffon lost his cool at the end of Juventus tie with Real Madrid

GETTY Gianluigi Buffon lost his cool at the end of Juventus tie with Real Madrid

Gianluigi Buffon has disappointingly refused to apologise for his criticism of referee Michael Oliver.

Oliver awarded Real a penalty in the 93rd minute at the Santiago Bernabeu, after Juve defender Mehdi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez with a clumsy challenge from behind. I could say everything in that moment because when you take such decision in a certain moment of the game it means you don't know what sport is.

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Despite the drama which surrounds the referee decisions to award a late penalty, the 33-year-old appeared to nearly mentally vacate the area.

"He has a rubbish bin instead of a heart".

"It's not [only] Juve, but Roma had penalties denied against Barcelona, Milan went out of the Europa League with Arsenal, us tonight", Agnelli said.

"He is a great goalkeeper and I hope this is not his last Champions League appearance, he is one of the best goalkeepers ever".

"It is an important question, if he finds the right time to end his career", the former Germany and Bayern Munich star told Bild.

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The Juventus captain has come under fire for a post-match rant in which he laid into Oliver.

"I can promise you, I did not push him", said Benatia.

"I'd say them all again - maybe with a different type of language, one that was more civilised, let's say".

Following the match, Buffon voiced his displeasure at the official, making reference to the first leg of the tie before suggesting that the referee should have been more sensitive in the context of the match.

"For me, in 2006, after the World Cup third-place playoff match, it was very clear that it was time to leave the national team". Let the pitch do the talking.

Mario Mandžukić's brace and Blaise Matuidi's goal at the one-hour mark completed a remarkable comeback, but a penalty late into stoppage time broke the Old Lady's heart, as Cristiano Ronaldo smashed one in the top corner after Gianluigi Buffon was sent off for his conduct with the referee.

"A quality referee does not destroy the dream of a team that has put everything on the field for 90 minutes", he fumed to Mediaset Premium. He was clearly angry by the incident after Juventus had battled back from 3-0 down in the first-leg to level things up at the Bernabeu. But tonight, we deserved at least extra time.

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