Champions League: Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has no regrets for referee rant

Gigi Buffon sent off

Gigi Buffon is sent off by Mark Oliver Credit AP

At first Gianluigi Buffon's response to the penalty that took Juventus out of the Champions League and to his red card looked just like an emotional outburst but now the Italian has made things worse by refusing to apologise.

According to Metro, Buffon blasted Oliver suggesting that the English referee "has a garbage bin where his heart should be" in an interview with the media after the match.

'Even if I was excessive, I said what I thought, that he should not have given that penalty.

"He is a great goalkeeper and I hope this is not his last Champions League appearance, he is one of the best goalkeepers ever".

Having been 3-0 down from the first leg in Turin, Juventus battled back and at 3-0 on the night, looked to be taking the tie to extra-time.

It's not just the Premier League referee who has had to deal with a barrage of negative comments.

"I am sorry", Ronaldo said to Buffon (translated from Spanish), as reported by realtotal.

In this context, Allegri defended Buffon: "I don't know if it was correct or not, I don't care".

"Cristiano is used to these situations".

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Lineker's right. Buffon, whose reaction to the penalty decision helped to spark the fury within the supporters, should acknowledge that the abuse is completely unfair and has to end.

"There is nothing left to say". When that happens, heads drop and the opposition gain in confidence.

Buffon blamed Oliver for what he felt were two injustices - the penalty and the sending-off - long after the match had ended. "We did something epic this evening and the performance was heroic".

"There's a big chance with the derby on Sunday, we have to recover physical and psychological energy", said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi "There are seven rounds to go and we'll do everything to earn a very important position". "I told my players we were going to be troubled, that it would be tricky".

By the end of the evening, the parallels with Zidane were unavoidable.

It is his overall form, though, that has endeared him to the Juve faithful, with his pace, trickery and work rate earning him a fan favourite status with the reigning Italian top flight champions.

"Of course I have objectives, but there are no certainties", he said on the topic of retirement.

"I thank him for his courage". When I don't feel I'm good enough, I put myself in a corner. "You can never say never, though".

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