Gianluigi Buffon slams Michael Oliver, says referees shouldn't 'destroy dreams'


"I can promise you, I did not push him", said Benatia.

"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 ten seconds from the end, it makes you insane".

Barcelona, meanwhile, will watch the rest of the competition at home after Messi and Co slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Roma on Tuesday.

"He, with those two decisions at the end, demonstrated that he is a killer, an animal, because only somebody who has a rubbish bin in the place of a heart can make decisions like these", lambasted Buffon.

Oliver awarded Real a 93rd minute penalty, which Cristiano Ronaldo converted to send Los Blancos through 4-3 on aggregate to the semi-finals. "I think he exaggerated the part about a crime against the humanity of sports being committed, but it should be understood that it was his last game in the Champions League and he expected to win it".

The goal sent Real into the semi-finals for a record-extending eighth year in a row.

"It's the biggest robbery I've suffered in my career", Chiellini told Italian television afterwards.

Replays were inconclusive on the extent of Benatia's contact on Vazquez, with the defender protesting his innocence.

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"Oliver rightly and courageously awarded a penalty", he said.

Referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot, much to the disbelief of every Juve player around him.

"Real Madrid deserved to go through over the two legs", the 40-year-old Italy legend added.

"I understand it's a frustrating situation but I think he will think about what he said and possibly say different words in a few days".

"If you do not have personality and courage, you should go to the stands to watch the match with your wife and with a Sprite". "It means you don't know where you are, which teams are playing, you don't know shit".

Gianluigi Buffon overstepped the mark by confronting referee Michael Oliver and launching a scathing attack on the Englishman during his post match interview, according to Alessandro Del Piero.

After the chaotic opening Madrid gradually gained control, Marcelo driving over the angle and Buffon denying Isco after the playmaker beat the offside trap to race on to Ronaldo's pass.