Juventus shouldn't be surprised by 'laughable' penalty, says Chiellini

Watch: Gianluigi Buffon red-carded as Cristiano Ronaldo's late penalty ends Juventus' miraculous comeback

Watch: Gianluigi Buffon red-carded as Cristiano Ronaldo's late penalty ends Juventus' miraculous comeback

Ronaldo's goal gave Madrid a 4-3 aggregate win overall, although Juventus produced a brilliant performance to win the second leg 3-1 after losing the first 3-0; the game appeared destined for extra time before Medhi Benatia was deemed to have fouled Lucas Vazquez late on.

After lagging behind the Galacticos in the first leg of the quarterfinals at their home ground by 3 goals, Juventus made a stunning comeback on Wednesday night at Santiago Bernabeu by levelling the scoreboard.

There should be one predominant takeaway from all of this: Don't put Ronaldo in the box for a penalty kick to end the match.

"He's a big game player", the pundit said on ITV's Champions League highlights show.

"We suffered, but we need to learn from this".

Arguably the strongest reaction of all came from the Catalan media, though, who cover the great rivals of Real Madrid, Barcelona.

But Ronaldo, in his 150th Champions League appearance, then netted his 120th goal in the competition by converting the penalty with a firm shot into the top corner.

Nevertheless, Liverpool have arguably played the most consistent football of any team in the competition this year, and had Real Madrid not been crowned champions the last two years in a row, you would have to fancy the Merseysiders as favourites for the trophy.

Madrid were in complete control of the tie heading into the second encounter, after winning the first leg in Turin by a 3-0 scoreline.

At half time Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane brought on Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez for Gareth Bale and Casemiro, potentially in an attempt to reduce the impact Juve's wide players were having in the match. We must remember that we beat Real Madrid 3-0 on their own turf and only a insane person would've believed that going in.

"We started the game saying to each other that we had 0.000001 percent chance of qualifying but you never know in life, especially because we have a team with players with incredible characters who are capable of everything", he said.

They also claimed the referee "punished" them with a controversial penalty and the sending off of Buffon.

The front page adds that the referee "invented a non-existent penalty to allow Real Madrid to make it to the semi-finals".

Real Madrid progressed to the last four of the Champions League for the eighth consecutive season as they saw through their quarter-final challenge versus Juventus.

AS admitted the European champions went from "the panic to the semi-finals", while Marca simply believed: "It was a penalty".

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