Monday, 23 April, 2018

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon slams referee after late penalty and red card

Ronaldo, Bale, Modric miss Malaga clash Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon slams referee after late penalty and red card
Domingo Copeland | 13 April, 2018, 03:58

Gianluigi Buffon has accused Michael Oliver of ruining the dreams of Juventus after the referee controversially awarded a late penalty in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero says Gianluigi Buffon might have gone a touch far in his emotional and colourful post-match rant about referee Michael Oliver in Madrid.

Real were beaten 3-1 by Juventus with Cristiano Ronaldo slotting an injury-time penalty to advance 4-3 on aggregate after winning the first leg 3-0 in Turin.

"The referee gave a penalty and it's left a bitter taste in the mouth, but I don't want to talk about these incidents". "I said even at the time that incident would decide qualification".

In the most dramatic of circumstances, the Italian was given a red card moments before Cristiano Ronaldo slotted away from the penalty spot, but was it the correct decision?

Allegri was seen in conversation with Sergio Ramos, having walked over to Madrid's bench to speak to the suspended captain following the awarding of the penalty.

"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".

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

More news: Bayern Munich v Sevilla Betting Tips
More news: G League call-up Andre Ingram scores 19 in National Basketball Association debut for Lakers
More news: Junaid Mohammed reveals what'll happen to Nigeria if they vote Buhari again

"I don't understand why they are protesting", he said in quotes published by Marca.

Juventus' chairman Andrea Agnelli called for VAR to be introduced to the Champions League after his side's exit from the tournament.

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

"Otherwise he [Michael Oliver] should be in the stands eating crisps, drinking Sprite, Coca-Cola or orange juice or whatever he wants". "The most important thing is we have the technology, it exists and is in use, so we have to bring it into the Champions League".

"I don't think that he deserves to go out in this way, but there's no going back on it now", the Frenchman said, according to Sportskeeda.

"We could've scored five or six goals, so we ought to be proud".

In a game that seemed to be heading for a fairly tale, it turned into a nightmare, and you could have forgiven the Italian for ignoring any Real player after the game.

Recommended

49ers' Reuben Foster charged with felony domestic violence in February incident 49ers' Reuben Foster charged with felony domestic violence in February incident Foster has been accused of physically assaulting his live-in girlfriend, leaving her bruised and with a ruptured eardrum. Despite the charges and gruesome allegations, the 49ers appear they will not cut their 2017 first-round pick.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos could face Champions League semi-final ban Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos could face Champions League semi-final ban Paul will be in the hot-seat for kick-off (?) but we'll be building up to the draw throughout the morning. The semifinalists are Bayern Munich , Liverpool , Real Madrid and Roma .

Kevin Durant to opt out, redo deal with Warriors Kevin Durant to opt out, redo deal with Warriors The Warriors will be without Stephen Curry , who is recovering after knee surgery, and that's an obvious blow to their offense. Curry's impending return won't change these differences back to normalcies - still expected to have an adaptation period.

J&K: Encounter underway in Kulgam, three militants cornered by security forces In a statement, the pro-independence leadership in the region called for a two-day shutdown in protest against the killings. The encounter started late on Tuesday night between terrorists and security forces at Khudwani area of Kulgam district.

Three IRGC members martyred in attack on Syrian airfield Three IRGC members martyred in attack on Syrian airfield It said that the government of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad "must be held accountable for its continued human rights abuses". The Syrian regime has also been blamed for using chlorine gas on three villages in 2014 and 2015.

Saudi Arabia intercepted 'Houthi missile' over Riyadh Saudi Arabia intercepted 'Houthi missile' over Riyadh Yemen's Al Masirah TV, controlled by the Houthis, reported that the missile was targeting a Saudi Aramco facility in the city. He said Saudi forces also intercepted two missiles in the southern Jizan and Najran provinces close to the border with Yemen.

California's Jerry Brown Agrees To Send National Guard To Border California's Jerry Brown Agrees To Send National Guard To Border It will not be a assignment to locate women and children or detain persons escaping violence and trying a better existence. It's unclear what operations or missions troops will perform along the border that might require them to carry weapons.

Uber gets Jump on ebike sharing with reported $100M acquisition Uber gets Jump on ebike sharing with reported $100M acquisition Drivers can also create a profile, which can help riders know more about the driver, including what he does outside of Uber . Uber revealed a redesigned app for its drivers this week, including new features such as a real-time earnings tracker .

Rick Scott announces Senate run in Orlando Rick Scott announces Senate run in Orlando The two term Republican governor held a rally at Sun Harvest Citrus, where he touted his job creation record during his tenure. Scott , who has won two gubernatorial elections very narrowly in two strongly pro-Republican years, is term-limited.

Saudi crown prince visits France to strengthen bilateral ties Saudi crown prince visits France to strengthen bilateral ties France, traditionally a major arms supplier of the Saudis, dismissed questions about big arms contracts during this trip. Macron invited Hariri to Paris for talks and he has since rescinded his resignation.

Financials, metals help Sensex end higher for fourth straight day Financials, metals help Sensex end higher for fourth straight day Dwarkesh Sugar was up by 10.35 percent, Balrampur Chini by 5.08 percent and Triveni by 5.02 percent. In the broader market, BSE Midcap and the BSE Smallcap indices slipped up to 0.5 per cent.

Oklahoma middle school teacher confesses to sexually assaulting student Oklahoma middle school teacher confesses to sexually assaulting student They are asking the Oklahoma Legislature to provide $50 million more in funding and to repeal a capital gains tax exemption. Instead of diverting money to education funding, the state cut income taxes and severance tax rates on oil and gas.

Crown Prince: Saudis May Take Part in US Attack on Syria Crown Prince: Saudis May Take Part in US Attack on Syria They signed a cooperation agreement on research and tourism at the Mada'in Saleh archaeological site in northwest Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said it will send a team to Syria "shortly".

Donald Trump cancels first Latin America visit to focus on Syria crisis Donald Trump cancels first Latin America visit to focus on Syria crisis While in Lima, the Acting Secretary Sullivan will meet separately with leaders from Peru , Brazil, Haiti, and Mexico. And it will be met forcefully. "I don't like talking about timing", he said.

6 dead after plane crashes into Phoenix golf course 6 dead after plane crashes into Phoenix golf course Boufarik Airport is a military air base located on the northern coast of Algeria , some 30km from the capital Algiers . Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, said: "There are more than 100 deaths".