Real Madrid escapes Juventus to advance in UCL

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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken out after the dramatic scenes of Wednesday night's pulsating Champions League quarter-final second leg with Juventus - saying he doesn't understand the Italians' penalty protestations.

With the tie heading towards extra-time, Benatia was judged to have fouled Lucas Vasquez, and Ronaldo scored the resulting penalty to send Real through to the semi finals.

Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, became the first player in the Champions League to receive a straight red card from England referee, Michael Oliver as the veteran goalkeeper was sent off in what seemed to be his last Champions League game for Juventus.

The game was heading to extra time - as the three-minute added time was nearly up - when Mehdi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez in the box, and Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty to send Real to the semifinals. "I've had many reasons to, but I never get involved", said the Frenchman.

'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.

The last match in the Frenchman's glorious career, of course, saw him sent off for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final, the game which saw Italy win a penalty shootout thanks to a certain goalkeeper called Buffon.

That added to Allegri's frustration from a first leg, stoppage time penalty not given to Juve in Turin.

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"Clearly you can not have a heart in your chest, but a bin".

"The most important thing is we have the technology, it exists and is in use, so we have to bring it into the Champions League".

"I don't think that he deserves to go out in this way, but there's no going back on it now", he told reporters at his post-match presser.

Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot to settle the tie but the Portuguese ace was sympathetic to Buffon after the game. If you don't have personality, you better watch the game from the stands with your wife and your kids while eating chips.

"A human being can not decide the elimination of a team with such a decision". Real Madrid deserved to go through over the two legs.

The Madrid crowd at Bernabeu gave Buffon a standing ovation as he left the field.

"It's a shame it ends like this, " Buffon said in comments translated by Spanish media.