Juventus president Andrea Agnelli says Michael Oliver is 'against Italian clubs'


Juventus president Andrea Agnelli says Michael Oliver is 'against Italian clubs'

The Italian side had erased a three-goal deficit from the first leg against Real Madrid and the game was headed to extra time until Medhi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez, who just had goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to beat near the six-yard box. You have to watch the first leg and see that a similar foul was not punished with a penalty for Juventus in Turin.

Juventus captain Gigi Buffon hit out at ref Michael Oliver after being sent off in defeat to Real Madrid.

"It was one tenth of a penalty".

"The team gave its all, but a human being can not destroy dreams like that at the end of an extraordinary comeback on a dubious situation".

"Perhaps we should also consider changing the person in charge of appointing the referees after a certain number of years, in order to avoid incidents like those that have occurred in Europe not just involving us, but also involving AC Milan, Roma and Lazio".

"Clearly you can not have a heart in your chest, but a bag of rubbish".

'You can not ruin the dreams of a team.

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Agnelli continued to slam referee Oliver, saying he lacked understanding of the moment, and should have understood the tie better following Paulo Dybala's sending off in the first leg a week ago.

"In the last seconds of stoppage time, the referee can't award a penalty that is extremely doubtful".

"The pulse increased, but I calmed down, and I knew I'd be decisive".

"We suffered and this has to serve as a lesson for us that in football you can't take anything for granted, you have to keep fighting until the end", he added.

Juventus' dream of winning its third Champions League title ended in nightmarish fashion in Spain on Wednesday, thanks to a questionable penalty kick called late in the game that resulted in a Cristiano Ronaldo victor.

Buffon didn't want to say too much about what the future might hold for him, but instead emphasised that his team still has a lot to play for in tonight's match.

"Players make mistakes, so do referees, but this official completely lost control of the situation".



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