Register Login Scores

UEFA Champions League

Zidane: Buffon Didn't Deserve This

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has commented on the controversial red card Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon received in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

Furious Buffon Slams Ref For Late Penalty Call

The 40-year-old veteran shot-stopper was sent off for angrily remonstrating with the referee following a late penalty that was awarded to Real.

Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to score the goal that would take Los Blancos through to the next round, making it 4-3 to the Spanish giants on aggregate.

Zidane sympathised with the Italian after the match, hailing the gloveman for the career he has had despite the way his UCL campaign ended.

"I don't think that he deserves to go out in this way, but there's no going back on it now," the Frenchman said, according to Sportskeeda.

"What happened at the end of the game won't change or take anything away from what he has done in the game.

"He's a magnificent player and this perhaps wasn't his last Champions League appearance."

Reports: Real & Juve Stars Clash In Tunnel

Reports suggest that Buffon may be considering retirement at the end of the campaign, following 24 years of top-flight football.

Did you think Buffon's reaction to the penalty decision was worthy of a red card? Let us know in the comments section below. 

12 European Internationals With African Blood

10 Leading Free-Kick Scorers In History, CR7 Ahead Of Messi

Latest FIFA Rankings Announced

7 comments

Top 5

Hunt’s U-Turn As Surprise Chippa Exit Looms?

22 Sep 13, 2021 04:09 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Club Wants To Sign Messi?

1 Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Messi Unhappy In Paris?

20 Sep 16, 2021 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Dr Drip: Doc Khumalo’s PUMA Swag

39 Sep 16, 2021 09:34 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Grealish Reacts To Pep Shouting At Him

1 Sep 16, 2021 08:13 PM in UEFA Champions League

Defender Leaves Chiefs, Joins New Club

66 Sep 13, 2021 04:40 PM in DSTVPEP

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Kapinga Latest From Downs…

16 Sep 13, 2021 11:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Why Mabasa Is A Finisher And Not A Substitute

22 Sep 13, 2021 12:51 PM in Orlando Pirates