Gianluigi Buffon has said his UEFA Champions League red agenda adjoin Real Madrid aftermost division “remains an injustice” and that he “suffered in silence” while confined his three-match ban.
Buffon was beatific off in the final account of Juventus’ quarter-final adjoin Real Madrid afterwards he angrily protested adjudicator Michael Oliver’s accolade of a amends to Los Blancos. While the Italian is now with Paris Saint-Germain, he is clearly not over the red card.
Per Football Italia, the goalkeeper batten afterwards authoritative his aboriginal Champions League actualization with PSG on Tuesday, saying: “I’d absent this antagonism actual much. That red charcoal an injustice. I suffered in blackout and waited a continued time for tonight.”
At the time of his sending off in April, Buffon had appear his accommodation to leave Juventus in the summer and was branch adjoin retirement. As such, the red agenda looked to accept brought an end to his Champions League career.
The 40-year-old after had some able words to say about the official, per beINSports’ Tancredi Palmeri:
Football analyst Adam Summerton felt Buffon was out of line:
UEFA shared that appearance and banned him for his words, which led to afterlife threats fabricated adjoin Oliver and his wife.
Per The Independent’s Jack de Menezes, Buffon apologised for bridge a band with his comments but still maintained the adjudicator fabricated a mistake: “If I saw the adjudicator again, I would accord him a hug and say that he should accept taken added time with that decision.”
As a aftereffect of the ban, Buffon was affected to sit out PSG’s aboriginal three European matches this division as they absent 3-2 to Liverpool, formed Red Star Belgrade 6-1 and drew 2-2 with Napoli.
On Tuesday, the Parisians drew with Napoli once afresh and had Buffon to acknowledge for ensuring it alone accomplished 1-1, per football biographer Tom Williams:
Having bootless to win the Champions League in his acclaimed career and accident three finals with Juventus in 2003, 2015 and 2017, Buffon will be atrocious to lift it afore blind up his gloves.
Winning the antagonism is PSG’s better priority, too. Their accumulation date has not gone absolutely as planned so far, as they sit in third in Accumulation C with bristles points, but if they can exhausted Liverpool at home and Red Star away, they’ll progress.
Gianluigi Buffon European Soccer Goalkeeper Profile
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for French club Paris Saint-Germain. He is widely regarded by players, pundits and managers as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and, by some, as the greatest ever. Gianluigi Buffon born 28 January 1978 and commonly shortened to Gigi Buffon.
At club level, Buffon’s professional career began with Parma in 1995, where he made his Serie A debut. He soon earned a reputation as one of the most promising young goalkeepers in Italy, and helped Parma win the Coppa Italia, the UEFA Cup and the Supercoppa Italiana, in 1999. After joining Juventus in 2001 for the world record fee for a goalkeeper of €52 million at the time, Buffon won Serie A titles in both of his first two seasons at the club, and established himself as one of the best players in the world in his position. With Juventus, he won a record nine Serie A titles, as well as four Coppa Italia titles, and five Supercoppa Italiana titles. After 17 years with Juventus, Buffon signed with French club Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 40 in 2018, where he immediately won the Trophée des Champions in his first season with the team.
With 176 international caps, Buffon is the most capped player in the history of the Italy national team, the fourth-most capped footballer of all time, and the most capped European international player ever; Buffon also holds the record most appearances for Italy as captain after he inherited the armband following the departure of Fabio Cannavaro in 2010. Buffon was called up for a record of five FIFA World Cup tournaments (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) since making his debut in 1997; he was an unused substitute in the 1998 edition. He was the starting goalkeeper of the squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. He also represented Italy at four European Championships, at the 1996 Olympics, and at two FIFA Confederations Cups, winning a bronze medal in the 2013 edition of the tournament. He retired from international football in 2017, after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, although he later came out of retirement for the team’s friendlies the following year, before officially confirming his international retirement in May 2018.
Buffon was the runner-up for the Ballon d’Or in 2006, and was elected to be part of the FIFPro World XI, an honour which he also achieved two more times. He is the first goalkeeper ever to win the Golden Foot Award, which pertains to both personality and playing ability. He was the first goalkeeper ever to win the Serie A Footballer of the Year award, and was also named the Serie A Goalkeeper of the Year a record 12 times. He was named the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper a record five times, alongside Iker Casillas, and was also named the best goalkeeper of the 21st century, of the past 25 years, and of the decade, by the same organisation. He holds the record for the most clean sheets in Serie A, and with the Italy national team; he also holds the record for the longest streak without conceding a goal in Serie A history: over 12 league matches, he went unbeaten for 974 consecutive minutes during the 2015–16 season, as well as having achieved the most consecutive clean sheets (10) in Serie A in that same season. He is also one of only twenty-five players to have made at least 1,000 professional career appearances. He was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004. Following his 2006 World Cup victory with Italy, where he kept a record five clean sheets, he won the Yashin Award, in which he was also elected to be part of the Team of the Tournament; an honour which he also received after reaching the quarter-finals of the 2008 European Championship, and the final of the 2012 European Championship. Buffon is the only goalkeeper to have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award, which he won after reaching the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final; he also won the award for best Goalkeeper that year, and was voted into the UEFA Team of the Year five times. After reaching the 2015 and 2017 Champions League finals, he was named to the Champions League Squad of the Season on both occasions, and also won the inaugural The Best FIFA Goalkeeper award in the latter year.