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Juventus were left with what Gazzetta dello Sport described as a mixture of pride and anger after their extraordinary Champions League comeback against Real Madrid was thwarted by a contentious injury-time penalty.

We saw 90 minutes of an wonderful game with such a fearless effort from Juventus coming back from 3 goals down away from home and leveling it in Madrid.

The penalty came as Vazquez was in position to score in front of the goal after Ronaldo headed down a cross into the area. He is hit from behind. That is their game.

"There are anti-Madridistas, we can not change that", said the Madrid boss.

But with the tie heading towards extra-time, Madrid were awarded a penalty following Mehdi Benatia's challenge on Lucas.

"The pulse increased, but I calmed down, and I knew I'd be decisive". What happened at the end won't change Buffon's image in football.

Ultimately, Cristiano Ronaldo converted the penalty to send his team to the semifinals. Real Madrid's attack was noticeably more quiet after the first 15 minutes, and he even provided the assist for Mario Mandzukic's second goal.

He told a pre-match press conference: "Malaga are bottom and maybe they don't deserve to be there".


An enraged Juventus legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon protested the decision of the referee, earning a red card.

Real, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Roma are through to the semi-finals of the tournament, with the draw therefor taking place on Friday.

And at the end of the first 45 minutes it was Juventus that looked the side about to make history.

However, tempers were flaring and fuming in the away bench as Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri was visibly frustrated by the ref's decision late in stoppage time.

Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus goalkeeper: "To award such a doubtful, or super doubtful penalty, just ahead of the final whistle and destroy the work of a team who gave absolutely everything, you have to have a trash bin instead of your heart".

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

Only four days earlier, Juventus had benefitted from two penalties - the second after Juve forward Gonzalo Higuain's legs crumpled without any apparent contact from his marker - to win 4-2 at Benevento in Serie A.


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