Real Madrid struggled but ultimately managed to take advantage of the 0-3 they built at the Juventus Stadium and advanced to the next round of the Champions League thanks to a late goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. Referee Michael Oliver called a controversial penalty inside Juventus’ box and that’s obviously the main talking point about the match in the press from Spain and Italy.
“The rage and the pride” is Gazzetta’s headline. “Juve livid,” they add.
“It was a penalty!” say Marca. “The referee made the right decision. Benatia knocks Vazquez down.”
“What a robbery! A non-existent PK on the 93rd minute denies Juve,” say Corriere Dello Sport.
“From panic-mode to the Semifinals,” say As.
“Not like this! Outstanding Juve out,” on Tuttosport.
“Master’s degree in refereeing. Madrid advance to the Semifinals being loyal to their own style: thanks to a questionable PK in the 93rd minute,” according to Mundo Deportivo, who support Barcelona.
“The robbery of the century,” according to Sport. “The referee fabricated a non-existent PK so that Madrid could advance to the Semifinals.” “Outrage. Buffon was sent off and Juventus ended up unhinged while realizing that their epic comeback was going to be denied.”