Gianluigi Buffon Launches Astonishing Attack On Michael Oliver

Gianluigi Buffon Launches Astonishing Attack On Michael Oliver
Apr 12, 2018

Champions League Juventus News

Gianluigi Buffon has slammed referee Michael Oliver after he awarded Real Madrid a 93rd-minute penalty before sending the Italian goalkeeper off for dissent in Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final.

Juventus managed to come back from three goals down, leading 3-0 in added time, however just seconds before the clash headed into extra-time, Oliver awarded Madrid a penalty for a foul on Lucas Vázquez.

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In perhaps Buffon’s last Champions League game, it’s not the end the Bianconeri legend would have wished for and his post-match comments certainly displayed the frustration the 40-year-old was feeling. As quoted by The Guardian, Buffon said: “To award such a doubtful, or super doubtful, penalty just ahead of the final whistle and destroy the work of a team who gave absolutely everything you have to have a rubbish bin instead of your heart.”

“A human being cannot decide the elimination of a team with such decision. When I don’t feel I’m good enough, I put myself in a corner. He should do the same. It’s a matter of sensibility. It means you don’t know where you are, which teams are playing, you don’t know shit.”

Not finishing there, Buffon continued to vent his anger at Oliver, adding: “You need to be prepared for a game like this. You have to watch the first leg and see that a similar foul was not punished with a penalty for Juventus in Turin. And especially you need personality to referee a game like this. If you don’t have personality, you better watch the game from the stands with your wife and your kids while eating fries.”

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“What did I say to him while I was protesting? 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. “We had done something which seemed impossible. It’s a pity it ended like this, unjustly. It was one-tenth of a penalty. But life goes on.”

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