Gianluigi Buffon’s infamous “You don’t know, sh****” rage after meeting Cristiano Ronaldo

A FLASHBACK: A seething Gianluigi Buffon was at the heart of one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s most iconic Champions League moments as Real Madrid overtook Juventus in 2018


When Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winning goal in a Champions League Quarterfinals is all about him – most of the time.

But on April 11, 2018, Gianluigi Buffon threatened to steal the spotlight from CR7 one of modern football’s most infamous post-game outbursts. The legendary Italian goalkeeper relieves referees MichaelOliverwho are controversially awarded real Madrid with a penalty in the 93rd minute to prevent Buffons juventus ahead of a sensational comeback at the Santiago Bernabeu.

While it was Bianconeri defenders Medhi Benatia who stormed into Los Blancos forward Lucas Vazquez for the disastrous foul, an angry Buffon went ballistic with Oliver after the English official blew his whistle and pointed to the spot. The veteran, but then 40 still strong for Parma todaywas shown a straight red card for an objection, denying him a chance to stop Ronaldo from scoring and taking the second leg into overtime with a 3-3 aggregate score.

While Buffon’s words on the pitch got him into trouble with Oliver, his comments to the media grabbed more headlines, especially when his 17-year association with Juventus came to an end just weeks later. “To miss such a dubious or very dubious penalty just before the final whistle and ruin the work of a team that gave absolutely everything to have a trash can instead of a heart,” Buffon explained.

“You have to be prepared for a game like this. You have to look at the first leg and see that a similar foul for Juventus in Turin wasn’t punished with a penalty. And above all you need personality, to referee a game like this don’t have personality, you better watch the game with your wife and kids from the stands while you eat fries.

“What did I say to him when I protested? I could say anything at that moment because when you make a decision like that at a certain moment of the game, it means you don’t know what sport is.

Oliver sent Buffon away for objection



“A human can’t decide a team’s elimination with a decision like that. If I feel like I’m not good enough, I put myself in a corner. He should do the same. It’s a matter of sensitivity. It means You don’t know where you are, what teams are playing, you don’t know anything.

“If you have the cynicism to miss a penalty like that in the 93rd minute, you’re not a human being, you’re an animal.”

Behind Buffon’s eyes was pure agony after never winning the Champions League in his glittering career and the Bianconeri losing the final 4-1 to Real a year earlier cardiff. Pouting down the Bernabeu tunnel past the manager Massimiliano Allegriwho mainly defended his former goalkeeper arsenal Number 1 Wojciech Szczesny stepped on as his replacement.

That Poland Internationals – now Juventus’ first choice – stared at his future team-mate Ronaldo, who up to that point had endured a frustrating night which consisted mainly of the Whites conceding three clean sheets and their 3-0 lead from the first leg saw cut down in Turin. Szczesny – who was tasked with being the hero within seconds of entering the fight – had guessed correctly, but for the fifth time Ballon d’Or The winner had just put too much power into his shot to give the Pole even a sliver of a chance to save.

Cue the shirtless celebration.

Ronaldo turned away as the scoreboard ticked to 4-3, with the gunshot being one of his 140 Champions League goals. He’s among the best given his context, although his iconic overhead kick in the first leg easily eclipses the pressure penalty.

Already sent Paris St Germain In the round of 16, Ronaldo and Co. finished the job Bayern Munich in the semifinals to set up a clash with Liverpool in Kyiv – often remembered for Loris Karius ‘ Klanger that allowed Real to win their 13th European crown, a third on the go.

Even at this point, on May 25, Buffon’s words were still making headlines Uefa Investigating the incident and Oliver’s wife receiving death threats amid a tirade of sickening insults on social media. That World Championship The winning stopper eventually apologized to Oliver, whom Buffon, who imposed a three-game suspension, called a “beast” in another interview.

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“If I saw the referee again I would hug him and say he should have taken more time with that decision,” he admitted. “With the feelings, emotions and disappointment of the situation, I behaved in a way that wasn’t usual for me. After that game, I pushed the limits with the things I said about the referee and I sorry for that.”

Buffon also put things into perspective just seconds after he ended his extraordinary rant. “Life goes on,” he added, soon to join PSG while Ronaldo made the £100m move to Juventus. “I’m happy and proud of how we played. We made the impossible possible. It’s a shame it ended like this.”

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