Is Douglas Costa to Blame For Gianluigi Buffon's Red Card?

Referee Michael Oliver gave Real Madrid a late penalty which saw them edge past Juventus

Buffon was scathing of Oliver's decision when he spoke to the media after the match, saying he had a "bag of rubbish for a heart". On top of that, if you don't have the character to walk on a pitch like this in a stadium, you can sit in the stands with your wife, your kids, drinking your Sprite and eat crisps.

After the penalty was awarded, Juventus centre back was incensed and insinuated that Madrid paid the referee by waving imaginary money towards the Real players.

After losing 3-0 to Real Madrid at home in the first tie, Juve fought their way back to parity on enemy soil in a thrilling second leg - only to see it all dashed by a 93rd-minute penalty call. Oliver is 33 and has been refereeing in the Premier League for eight years, while having also taken charge of several Champions League games prior to Madrid v Juventus.

"If I'd been on the pitch, it would have burned to go out like that", said Pirlo, "When you play a game like that and then lose the chance to play for it 10 seconds from the end, it makes you insane".

Despite reaching three finals, the 40-year-old has never won the Champions League and was deprived of another chance to claim the illustrious title after his side's elimination from this season's quarter-finals.

Buffon made his feelings known by shouting and pushing the referee which led to him being sent off. "You can not give a dubious decision, you must have the sensitivity to understand the disaster you are doing".

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Douglas Costa may have some explaining to do when you assess who was really to blame for Gianluigi Buffon's late red card against Real Madrid.

"Draw? We must be prepared for whoever we get and face them with the best possible motivation".

If Buffon does not play in European competition again, UEFA can not sanction him for his remarks. It's a pity it ended like this, unjustly.

It was a tenth of a penalty.

But with extra-time looming Medhi Benatia was adjudged to have fouled Lucas Vazquez inside the area and the referee awarded a penalty. "But life goes on". His manager, Max Allegri, insisted that his reaction was "understandable" and most will agree.

In this context, Allegri defended Buffon: "I don't know if it was correct or not, I don't care".

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