Benatia comes and makes contact before Vasquez plays the ball. Oliver sent off Buffon, who bid farewell amidst shouts, in the worst possible way, and Cristiano sealed the ticket to the semifinals. His chance to be a hero, or his chance to be another statistic in Ronaldo’s remarkable career.
It all came down to Christian Ronaldo converting a penalty in added time to book their place in the last four.
Hanging in the air at the back post, Ronaldo nodded down to Vazquez who looked certain to score from five yards before Medhi Benatia desperately challenged him from behind.
It was nothing less than the Italians deserved.
It was a penalty, they’ve told me it was a penalty.
Juventus players were outraged by the decision with goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon being dismissed in his final Champions League game.
Italy’s most-capped worldwide Buffon, who is much respected throughout the game, let his emotions overcome him at the end and was dismissed on his 650th appearance for Juve.
Edin Dzeko needed six minutes to set Roma on their way against Barcelona, but Juve needed just over one.
“We need to change the referee designator every two or three years”. When you’re the best, people get jealous.
“We showed that Juve as a side and club have grown a lot in the last years”.
“The beauty of football is that everything can happen. He’s a great player”. Sadly for Juventus dream the referee in charged saw a foul in the penalty box in the last minute of the game.
“There is nothing left to say”. Gigi had that reaction but it’s understandable.
I don’t think it’s normal. A baffled Buffon vocalized his displeasure and frustration on the referee’s face and earned a red card.
That means the Spanish worldwide has only given the ball away twice in the month of April, which is absolutely ridiculous when you think about it.