Juventus captain Buffon: We go to Real Madrid with right mentality

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It appeared to be the correct decision, but in the heat of the moment, with all of their hard work about to snatched away, the Juventus players lost their composure, particularly Buffon.

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

The decision has caused huge debate on social media, but Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't understand the protest, believing it was a clear foul and ultimately a penalty.

Accordingly, a last-minute penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo got the dynamic Bernabeu bouncing with excitement. The Italy International was asked his thoughts on Juventus' Champions League elimination at hands of Real Madrid: "I am sorry for the lads, I am sorry for Juve, especially for Buffon".

"I can promise you, I did not push him", said Benatia.

Two goals from Mario Manduzkic and a Blaise Matuidi's strike put Juventus on course to take the game to the extra time.

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Barcelona, meanwhile, will watch the rest of the competition at home after Messi and Co slumped to a 3-0 defeat to Roma on Tuesday.

The tie was finely poised before Bayern's task became insurmountable after they were reduced to 10 men in the 84th minute, despite TV replays showing that Arturo Vidal won the ball clearly.

Real Madrid were awarded a late penalty that decided the fate of the Real-Juve tie after the teams were locked 3-3 on aggregate with seconds left till stoppage time. He said, "We've showed our face and we gave everything to pass to the semis".

The term has since been etched into football's lexicon.

Gianluigi Buffon has slammed referee Michael Oliver for awarding Real Madrid a last-gasp penalty, saying "he has a rubbish bin instead of a heart".

'I have a lot of respect for Buffon, the words he has said about me, and what I've said about him, ' Ronaldo told RTP after the match.

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After the game, Buffon said of Oliver: "Clearly you can not have a heart in your chest, but a bag of rubbish".

Replays were inconclusive on the extent of Benatia's contact on Vazquez, with the defender protesting his innocence.

On second viewing, it looked as though Oliver made the correct call and in the eyes of Ronaldo, there was no doubt about it.

'I think in a few days he'll say different things about the referee than what he said'.

We must remember that we beat Real Madrid 3-0 on their own turf and only a insane person would've believed that going in.

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