Buffon slams referee after late penalty and red card

Zidane in action for Real Madrid. Image PA

Juventus had wiped out Real Madrid's three-goal advantage from the first leg with Mario Mandzukic scoring twice before Blaise Matuidi levelled the tie at 3-3 after an hour.

Before the break, Mandzukic would score another header to set up a thrilling second-half.

The Spanish giants had held a three-goal advantage over their Italian counterparts, however, they had made life hard for themselves in the early stages and nearly came to pay.

Oliver pointed to the spot after judging Juve defender Medhi Benatia to have fouled Lucas Vazquez as the half-time substitute attempted to convert Ronaldo's imperious knockdown.

Veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, in what was likely his last Champions League game, was then sent off for furiously complaining after the penalty decision.

The Old Lady started things off in the most flawless of ways possible when Mario Mandzukic had headed the ball past Keylor Navas inside the first two minutes before doubling their lead before the half-time whistle with another fine header.

The big one, naturally, is between Real Madrid and Juventus.

Real, Champions League winners in three of the past four seasons, came into the second leg leading 3-0, helped by Ronaldo's stunning bicycle kick.

Buffon had announced in October that this would be his last Champions League campaign unless his side won the final, after which he had meant to play in the Club World Cup.

Zidane lines up alongside Ronaldo and Beckham. Image PA
Zidane lines up alongside Ronaldo and Beckham. Image PA

Despite being on the receiving end of numerous Real Madrid attacks, the Italians were well organized defensively. The referee sent him off for dissent at the penalty decision.

"I have a bitter taste as we didn't have the chance to go to extra time", said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

"In football and in life you never know what can happen, and to go there and put on a good display, even in view of next year, would be important".

"We have changed a little more the dynamics, with Lucas and Marco giving us a little more energy". A late penalty call paved the way for Ronaldo's heroics, and Real unashamedly escaped to fight another day, despite being outplayed, out-fought and out-thought.

"I don't understand why they are protesting", he said to reporters after the game.

Oliver showed Buffon a red card - moments before the penalty shot.

Sami Khedira hung a deep cross to the back post where Mandzukic powered a header past Navas.

If it was not for the heroics of the goalkeeper, the La Liga giants could have been behind by more in the first 45 minutes, when he stopped former striker Gonzalo Higuain from finding the net.

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