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Zidane: Buffon Didn't Deserve This

Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane: Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon Didn't Deserve This

By Kurt Buckerfield - Apr 12, 2018 05:01 PM @KurtLaduma

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. 


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Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
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Maloh11 Apr 13, 2018 08:58 AM
true coach i saw u were not happy u didnt even celebrated the goal true minds to the beautiful game always genuine
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Mpho wa Cosmos Joined: 24 Mar 2018
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 12, 2018 08:54 PM
Some people are so idiots neh? If Madrid pay they would be ruling in Laliga, those Smal Teams who sometimes shock defeat or draw where gona bribed. If Madrid bribe then Barca is having more money to spend on Laliga refrees
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Bigjack Apr 12, 2018 08:20 PM
@MGF BEND DOWN AND LOOK UNDDERR YYOURR MMOTHER'S LLEGGSS YOU WILL SEE #match-fixing
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MGF Joined: 12 Nov 2017
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MGF Apr 12, 2018 07:13 PM
It's not first time real Madrid do this #match_fixing
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Apr 12, 2018 06:56 PM
Daylight robbery Money Money is wrking
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vijjox Joined: 20 May 2015
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vijjox Apr 12, 2018 05:57 PM
I love Buffon i love madrid he should have been given yellow
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Me Love Joined: 09 Nov 2012
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Me Love Apr 12, 2018 05:26 PM
No that was not fair at all Buffon the legend himself he can still play two more seasons if he want

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