Gianluigi Buffon has lambasted English referee Michael Oliver for awarding the last minute penalty to Real Madrid saying”he has a rubbish bin instead of a heart.”
The old ladies of Turin were close to achieving something special before Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez was brought down in stoppage time by Mehdi Benatia, with Oliver pointing to the spot in what many perceived to be a soft penalty. Cristiano Ronaldo held his nerves to convert the penalty that sealed the semi-final spot for Madrid.
Juventus clawed back a 3-0 deficit to level the scoreline (3-3) on aggregate. The Italians were on the verge of the greatest comeback in the competition as no team has ever overturned a 3-0 home loss, but the aggressive protests for the penalty saw the veteran goalkeeper sent off in what was his final appearance in the competition.
In the post-match interview, Buffon slammed the Premier League ref Oliver, for “not having the sensitivity” to understand the game.
Buffon said: “There must be some sensitivity to understanding the importance of some moments and if you do not have this sensitivity to what’s going on in the game, you’re not worthy of being on the pitch.
“In this case, he should be in the stands with his parents, with his friends, with fries and Coca-Cola, and watch the game. You can not do something like that.