Referee Too Young For Champs League - Gigi Buffon

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 17, 2018

The Italian giants bowed out of Europe's elite club competition in midweek in agonising fashion, a last-gasp penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo, following Gigi Buffon's dismissal, proving decisive as Real Madrid progressed to the semi-finals.

He found himself at the centre of a storm when he awarded the last-minute penalty to Madrid and was heavily criticised by Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who was sent off in the aftermath of the decision.

Buffon also called Oliver "a murderer" with "a rubbish bin" in place of a heart.

Buffon told La Iene: "I don't have to make up for anything, because I am a human being who puts passion, sentiment and anger into what I do".

"After the Bernabeu I went for long walks, mushrooms and daisies".

Although Buffon has now had time to reflect on the incident, he has no intention of apologising.

He said: "I'm sure Oliver will have a great career in future, but he's too young to officiate a match like that".

However, Allegri insisted after his side's 3-0 win over Sampdoria that he is happy at the Allianz Stadium - although he admitted that the club could yet decide that they no longer want his services if a tough run-in sees the reigning Serie A champions throw away their six-point lead over Napoli.

They nearly won it late on when Arkadiusz Milik's close-range shot was brilliantly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, making his 100th Serie A appearance at the age of 19.

"I sent him a nice congratulatory text for his save on (Arkadiusz) Milik at the end", Buffon added.

Speaking to Mediaset Premium, Allegri said: "I have a contract until 2020 and I am happy here".

"But at certain levels, you have to be careful about what you say".

"If it happened in Italy?"

"I know other people are supporting her, she's always been a dynamic educator and a good referee", he said.

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