Buffon Breaks Silence On Referee Rant

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Juventus substitute Douglas Costa set up all three goals for Mario Mandzukic, Benedikt Hoewedes and Sami Khedira, as the defending Serie A champions put their bitter Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid behind them and took a big step towards a seventh successive title.

Oliver and his wife Lucy were targeted in the aftermath of last week's quarter-final second leg clash between Real Madrid and Juventus.

"The decisions we make are a way of defining ourselves and making us what we want to be", Buffon explained to the reporters present.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has defended Gianluigi Buffon and labelled him "a role model for over 20 years" after the goalkeeper saw red against Champions League conqueror Real Madrid for a furious rant at the referee.

"After the Bernabeu I went for long walks, mushrooms and daisies". But that means you're alive, and that's why I came into the world. I don't know if it was correct or not, I don't care, but Buffon was also sent off and therefore denied the opportunity to save the Cristiano Ronaldo penalty.

Although Buffon has now had time to reflect on the incident, he has no intention of apologising.

And Buffon praised 19-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ― touted as his successor in the national team ― whose dramatic late save against Napoli could have handed Juventus the title.

"This isn't a situation where you can say it's a definite penalty".

"If it happened in Italy?"

"I think a young referee was sent to officiate an important match, although he's already well established and has shown his courage. After that, there are the appropriate bodies which must judge the conduct of all players on the pitch".

Police have offered support to referee Michael Oliver and his wife Lucy and warned social media trolls they could be committing a criminal offence by abusing them.