Barcelona legend Maradona backs Buffon over Ronaldo

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/04/2018

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Barcelona legend Diego Maradona has taken sides with Buffon's Juventus after their Champions League elimination at Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid.

A controversial late penalty call by referee Michael Oliver following Mehdi Benatia's tackle on Lucas Vazquez in the Juventus area with Ronaldo converting the spot kick.

Maradona weighed into the controversy, suggesting Real winger Lucas Vazquez made a meal of Benatia's challenge.

"It was not a penalty, no!.

"When Ronaldo heads the ball, Lucas had to throw himself at it because he was next to Buffon, and he had Benatia coming in from behind.

"He did as I would do it too, grabbed his chance and threw himself over." " Maradona said to reporters according to Spanish Newspaper MARCA