Roy Keane speaks out on Cristiano Ronaldo following Juventus heroics

Ross Houston
April 15, 2018

Juventus had scrapped their way back to level in the tie after they were beaten 3-0 in the first leg in Turin. Unbelievably the Turin giants score a third to level the tie on the hour mark, as midfielder Blaise Matuidi capitalised on a awful error by home goalkeeper Keylor Navas to score from close-range.

While Juventus players raged at the awarding of the penalty, Marca's front page simply reads "It was a penalty!", with a picture of Medhi Benatia appearing to push Lucas Vazquez from behind.

The night time caps off a helter-skelter quarter-final spherical of the competitors, which noticed Roma advance on the expense of perennial favorites Barcelona in an exhilarating three-goal comeback, whereas English aspect Liverpool put runaway Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis to the sword.

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".

"It wasn't an issue of VAR, because the referee still needs to have courage and a conscience", said the 33-year-old. He was hauled off at half-time, with Real two down, and replaced by Marco Asensio.

Having been handed a one-match ban for yellow card accumulation, Ramos was forced to sit out the second leg of a heavyweight clash with Juventus.

But the Serie A leaders got off to a flawless start when Mario Mandzukic headed in from Sami Khedira's cross after just two minutes and Mandzukic got a second before half-time.

His second, eight minutes before half-time, was nearly a carbon copy.

It came through Mandzukic with eight minutes of the half remaining, again nodding in at the far post as substitute Stephan Lichtsteiner found him from deep. Stephan Lichtsteiner made the cross from the right side and Mandzukic beat Dani Carvajal to the ball.

In between, Real had dictated possession and created chances of their own, but Buffon was in imperious form.

"Real Madrid could have scored more goals today, but Juventus and Buffon were great". Referee Oliver waited, before pointing to the spot; cue pandemonium among Real players and anger from Juve in equal measure.

Bale's night was up at half-time as he and Casemiro were replaced by Zidane's tried-and-trusted duo in Europe of Vazquez and Asensio. Wright suggested that Real Madrid are now the only team left in the competition that pose a real threat to the Merseyside club. More than four minutes passed before the penalty was taken and Cristiano didn't miss.

In the 61 minute, Matuidi scored to cancel out Madrid's lead on away goals.

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