Juventus president Andrea Agnelli called for the video assistant referee (VAR) to be used in the Champions League after his side were knocked out by Real Madrid in a thrilling quarter-final the second leg which was decided by a debatable injury-time penalty.
Legendary Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has slammed the referee for awarding a late penalty and sending him off in what was likely his final Champions League match on Wednesday (Thursday NZT).
"I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident. I said even at the time that incident would decide qualification". "Lucas was tackled from behind and if they don't give him the penalty, it's a goal", he said via Sky Sports.
Allegri said that Benatia should also have been sent off if the referee was so convinced that he had committed a foul, but the defender said it was never a penalty in the first place.
Only four days earlier, Juventus had benefitted from two penalties - the second after Juve forward Gonzalo Higuain's legs crumpled without any apparent contact from his marker - to win 4-2 at Benevento in Serie A.
"My pulse was racing but I stayed calm, I knew it was decisive", said Ronaldo. "What happened at the end of the game won't change or take anything away from what he has done in the game".
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"You can not ruin the dreams of a team". If you don't have personality, you better watch the game from the stands with your wife and your kids while eating chips.
"Clearly you can not have a heart in your chest, but a bin".
"I don't understand why they are protesting", he said.
Many fans have been sympathising with the veteran shot-stopper, but one Juve legend has been critical of Buffon's actions last night.
Pirlo, meanwhile, was a bit more sympathetic to Buffon's viewpoint.