Zinedine Zidane hopes Gianluigi Buffon plays in Champions League again


Match-winner Ronaldo defended the penalty decision by Oliver and had a dig at Juve claiming they were fouling him all game.

Despite scoring nine goals against one of the best goal keepers in football history, Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has a lot of respect for the veteran goalkeeper.

After the game, Buffon ranted about Premier League ref Oliver, criticising him for "not having the sensitivity" to understand the game.

"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". It means you don't know where you are, what teams you face, what football is: "you don't really know shit".

'When Gigi spoke about the referee I found it hard to understand, honestly, ' Del Piero told Sky Italia.

The Real Madrid's captain's presence in the touchline broke UEFA rules which stipulate that a player is not permitted to be in the area during the game or in the immediate aftermath.

"However, in some situations, maybe some referees would have managed that situation differently".

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Meanwhile, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said his side deserved to go through on the basis of their performance over the two legs.

An equally livid Juventus president Andrea Andrea Agnelli said VAR was desperately needed in the Champions League.

"We will be furious when stepping on to the pitch in Serie A this weekend", Buffon said. "It's a club with a culture to try to do everything to help the team".

But while Cristiano Ronaldo kept his cool to slot home the winning goal, Buffon lost his.

"That was a human reaction and I think he should have been understood". You have to watch the first leg and see that a similar foul was not punished with a penalty for Juventus in Turin. As the ball was played into the Juventus penalty area, defender Medhi Benatia inexplicably barged into the back of Madrid's Lucas Vasquez just as the forward was about to shoot.

With the clock ticking down at the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid began a last-ditch attack.

He angrily remarked: "It shouldn't be surprising, Bayern Munich went through it a year ago and this was Juve's turn". Paris Saint-Germain feel it after years of dominating Ligue 1, Manchester City under Pep Guardiola are already looking beyond the Premier League for validation, while the Catalan was replaced at Bayern because the Bavarian club crave another continental crown so dearly.