Champions League

Gigi Buffon reveals special words of praise for Cristiano



Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show last night as his two goals helped Real Madrid to secure a 0-3 away win against Juventus. In a repeat of last year’s final, Real Madrid easily brushed aside the challenge from a spirited Juventus side as the Italians had no answers to Madrid’s superiority.

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the third minute of the game before scoring a fantastic bicycle kick to make it 0-2 for Real Madrid.

Marcelo then scored a third for Madrid to complete a dominating 0-3 score line for the visitors.

Gigi Buffon who has won everything in his illustrious career now only dreams of winning the Champions League but his dream looks highly unlikely with Real Madrid taking home a 3 away goals advantage.

Buffon talked to the media and praised Real Madrid for the outstanding performance they put in.

“We played against champions of an incredible level. Their ability makes everything much more difficult and it forced us to become less precise than usual.”

“It is hugely disappointing and in the end we probably won’t progress. But it is also true that in certain situations you must take stock and compliment an opponent that was stronger.”

Buffon also revealed his special words of praise for Cristiano Ronaldo and he also took Ronaldo’s match shirt home. Buffon said:

“Ronaldo is a player who is at an incredible level. Ronaldo’s worth is comparable to Maradona or Pele. My Champions League dream isn’t possible because the best (Ronaldo) has stopped it.”

Real Madrid now face Juventus at home next Wednesday as they aim to progress to yet another Champions League Semi Final.