Gianluigi Buffon given three-game ban by UEFA for THAT incident with Michael Oliver following Champions League quarter-final red card.

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Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been suspended for three games by UEFA in the wake of his red card and behaviour during Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final defeat at Real Madrid.

The tie was balanced at 3-3 on aggregate going into extratime before referee Michael Oliver awarded an injury-time penalty to Real which didn’t go down well with veteran goalkeeper Buffon.

The Italian’s outbursts earned him a sending off as Los Blancos went on to claim victory when Ronaldo scored the spot-kick.

The governing body said in a statement;
“The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has decided to suspend the Juventus Football Club player Gianluigi Buffon for three (3) UEFA competition matches for which he would be otherwise eligible”.

Another Serie A side Roma were fined and banned from selling tickets to their own fans for their next away game in UEFA competition following crowd disturbances in their semi-final with Liverpool.

Roma received a 50,000 (£43,600) fine from UEFA and were given a two-match ban on selling away tickets, with the second deferred under a probationary period of two years.


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