Gianluigi Buffon 'stands by' Michael Oliver comments

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What was the response like?

Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semifinals while Liverpool face Roma in the other semifinal. It was one-tenth of a penalty.

"I know the referee saw what he saw, but it was certainly a dubious incident".

'A human being can not destory objectives like that on the end of a unprecedented comeback.

After the game, Buffon made a statement about what the judge is the hearts of the trash. If you do not have personality, you should be in the stands eating chips with your family.

"If you can't handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat your crisps".

Even then, his exit from the Champions League on Wednesday will rank as one of the most dramatic events in his career.

"If on one occasion he said the things he did, in a situation as tough as Wednesday night's, that is understandable and I challenge anyone to react differently", said Allegri.

So was Oliver acceptable in his selection?

Oliver flashed a yellow card for Drinkwater, his second of the game but the midfielder was furious, swearing at the referee as he left the field.

Buffon conceded that it may have been a penalty - with pundits split on whether Oliver made the right call.

Michael Oliver probably won't be welcome in Italy any time soon.

And the Italian legend said he still believes that 33-year-old referee Oliver lacked experience. Exclusively 32-year-old Bobby Madley is youthful.


European football's governing body Uefa has not yet commented on the matter.

Despite reaching three finals, the 40-year-old has never won the Champions League and was deprived of another chance to claim the illustrious title after his side's elimination from this season's quarter-finals.

For Real, it was enough to keep alive their dream of a third consecutive Champions League trophy, although they lost 1-3 on the night. We're in the semi-finals and we're happy with that. Mario Mandzukic headed home twice in the first half before Blaise Matuidi capitalised on an error from Real stopper Keylor Navas.

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

"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.

"What happened at the end of the game won't change or take anything away from what he has done in the game".

Like all referees, there have been a few headline-grabbers.

The powers that be are quick to look at rescinding yellow and red cards when it suits them, but damn slow to come out in support of the unfortunate refs and their assistants.

But it was a very odd decision as Joe Hart had sprinted out of his box to square up to the referee in protest.

Oliver, who despatched off Chris Smalling within the an identical sport, was criticised by some for not sending Hart off.

Jose's sarcasm aside, what does the long run preserve for Oliver?

He was a world champion and world-class goalkeeper.

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