BREAKING NEWS: UEFA ban Buffon over referee comments

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 05/06/2018

Buffon to quit Juventus, apologises to referee OliverUEFA have banned Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for three European matches over his comments about referee Michael Oliver after during Champions League encounter against Real Madrid.

The 40-year-old Italy international was sent off for dissent after Oliver awarded Los Blancos a penalty late in the quarter-final second leg in April at Santiago Bernabeu.

After the match, Buffon launched a scathing attack on English referee claiming that he 'did not deserve' to be the man in the middle for a fixture of that magnitude.

Days later, Buffon maintained his stance about Oliver but nearly two months on from the incident, UEFA has moved to ban the legendary stopper for a period of three fixtures.

The punishment will be served away from Juventus with Buffon having already decided to end his long stay in Turin.