Juventus Legend Andrea Pirlo has given his say on the last minute penalty that earned Real Madrid a Champions League Semi Final berth. The penalty has caused lot of debate with the Italian media saying it’s an injustice and Juventus players also expressing their frustration on the decision and not to mention the Barcelona fans, who just have to oppose everything related to Real Madrid.
Lucas Vasquez won a penalty in the 93rd minute of the game after a foul from Mehdi Benatia and Ronaldo converted the spot kick to knock Juventus out 4-3 on aggregate.
Andrea Pirlo gave his comments on the ending events of Real Madrid vs Juventus game at the presentation of ‘La Noche Del Maestro’
The debate over the penalty is still going on in the Italian media and Pirlo had his take on the issue saying:
“Is it a penalty? I think yes. But I understand Buffon; I would’ve gone crazy too.”
“I think he exaggerated the part about a crime against the humanity of sports being committed, but it should be understood that it was his last game in the Champions League and he expected to win it.”
“The Madrid penalty could be given, but the referee in certain situations can avoid giving it too.”
“This elimination will have repercussions, and the disappointment remains, but after a few days Juventus will look to the league and the Italian Cup.”
Juventus now turn their attention to Serie A where they face Sampdoria this season. Juventus will be looking to keep their 4 point lead at the top of Serie A table as the season reaches its climax.