Gianluigi Buffon blasts referee Michael Oliver for penalty

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With the tie heading towards extra-time, Benatia was judged to have fouled Lucas Vasquez, and Ronaldo scored the resulting penalty to send Real through to the semi finals.

Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon was given a straight red card for pushing English referee Michael Oliver as he vented his fury at the decision.

After Juventus had wiped out Real's three-goal advantage from the first leg with a Mario Mandzukic double and Blaise Matuidi's second-half goal, Lucas Vazquez was bundled over in the box by Mehdi Benatia in the third minute of added time and Oliver pointed to the spot.

"We can say that to injury time incidents, the one here and the one in Turin [a penalty not given on Juan Cuadrado], decided the qualification".

"Ramos said the penalty was "claro" [clear] and I told him: "Not so "claro", let's say grey".

"If you have the cynicism to grant a penalty like that in the 93rd minute, you aren't a man, you are an animal", Buffon said.

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"It was a tenth of a penalty", he said.

"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".

"We suffered and this has to serve as a lesson for us that in football you can't take anything for granted, you have to keep fighting until the end".

"A human being can not decide the elimination of a team with such decision".

"Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a trash can".

Oliver's late call and Buffon's reaction will be dissected for years after instantly entering Champions League lore.

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"I think the referees have a hard job but we also have a hard job", said Buffon. If you don't have personality, you better watch the game from the stands with your wife and your kids while eating chips.

The Real Madrid forward's acrobatic effort helped his side to a 3-0 lead in the quarter-final first-leg as the reigning champions eventually booked their place in the final four.

The fallout from the dramatic Champions League tie between Juventus and Real Madrid has been quite astonishing. "We have to be stronger than these things and let them fortify us".

Ronaldo finally got the vital goal they had craved to pile more misery on the Italians, who were beaten 4-1 by Madrid in last season's final in Cardiff.

"Then they played very well, and we were bad - not in chances, as we made chances, but we had a bit of difficulty in managing our game".

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