Media React to Real Madrid's Dramatic Champions League Win over Juventus

Watch: Gianluigi Buffon red-carded as Cristiano Ronaldo's late penalty ends Juventus' miraculous comeback

Real escape Champions League upset

The Italy defender was scathing in his assessment of referee Michael Oliver, who awarded a stoppage-time penalty and sent off goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for dissent as reigning champions Madrid advanced to the semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate despite Wednesday's 3-1 loss.

After Juventus had wiped out Real's three-goal advantage from the first leg with a Mario Mandzukic double and Blaise Matuidi's second-half goal, Lucas Vazquez was bundled over in the box by Mehdi Benatia in the third minute of added time and Oliver pointed to the spot.

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Mandzukic twice headed in right-wing crosses at the back post for Juve in the first half, and a awful Keylor Navas error allowed Matuidi to make it 3-0 on the night in the 61st minute. They dominated from the kick-off, and were allowed the freedom of the Bernabeu down the right flank from where all their goals came.

"The first leg had given me confidence we could do this and the side deserved at least extra time", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said.

Gianluigi Buffon's distinguished Champions League career potentially ended in ignominy on Wednesday night as he was sent off before Juventus went down to a heart-breaking aggregate defeat at Real Madrid.

Buffon had been having a brilliant game, saving low from Welshman Gareth Bale and reacting sharply to keep out efforts from Isco and Ronaldo. I could nut somebody - who knows.

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"To say that you cannot give that penalty in the 93 minute is not correct, but you must be 10 percent sure to give it, even if it is in the first minute".

"You could tell at the time it wasn't a penalty, but seeing the footage back it's just laughable". Juve beat us and made things very hard for us with their tactics but our willingness to keep trying to get back in the game eventually gave us our goal.

"We need to change the referee designator every two or three years". He doesn't feel pressure.

Only four days earlier, Juventus had benefitted from two penalties - the second after Juve forward Gonzalo Higuain's legs crumpled without any apparent contact from his marker - to win 4-2 at Benevento in Serie A.

But Los Blancos kept going until the end and Ronaldo's late goal was just about warranted.

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