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first_img0Shares0000Anger management: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon argues with the referee after the injury time penalty decision © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Apr 12 – Gianluigi Buffon told English referee Michael Oliver he “has no heart” and should have been watching Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid in the stands “with his wife and a Sprite”.Oliver awarded Real a penalty in the 93rd minute at the Santiago Bernabeu, after Juve defender Mehdi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez with a clumsy challenge from behind. Buffon was then sent off for his protests and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the resulting spot-kick to drag Real through to the semi-finals with a dramatic 4-3 aggregate win.“This referee has no heart, he has a garbage bag instead of a heart” Buffon told Italian channel Mediaset Premium after the second leg tie which his team had won 3-1.“If you do not have personality and courage, you should go to the stands to watch the match with your wife and with a Sprite.”Real looked like they would cruise into the semis following last week’s 3-0 victory in Turin but Mario Mandzukic gave Juve hope with two first-half headers before Blaise Matuidi levelled the tie after a mistake from goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Buffon’s red card could bring a bad-tempered end to a magnificent Champions League career, with the 40-year-old Italian expected to retire in the summer.“The referee blew for a foul that only he saw,” Buffon told beIN Sports. “Above all, for great matches at European level, we need big players, coaches, supporters and referees.“There must be some sensitivity to understanding the importance of some moments and if you do not have this sensitivity to what’s going on in the game, you’re not worthy of being on the pitch.“In this case, he should be in the stands with his parents, with his friends, with fries and coca-cola, and watch the game. You cannot do something like that.”Benatia, who later likened the penalty award to being “raped”, claimed he made little contact with Vazquez and believes Real too often enjoy the rub of the green on decisions.“Honestly I’ve seen and played in matches — you can never whistle for a penalty like that in the 93rd minute,” Benatia said.“If there is contact it is with my thigh and that is part of football. There is never the intention to foul him or to push him.”Benatia added: “Last year they screwed Bayern Munich on two or three goals that were offside if I’m not mistaken.“It’s always the same story that repeats itself. It’s a very big team Real, it’s not for nothing that they have won so much, I don’t think they need any extra help.“Everyone knows that this match had to go into extra-time and the best team would have won.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img“I talked with the chairman Rachier on November 15, but since that time he has not come back to me. Maybe it is a sign that I am not really in his head. If he was really interested he would have come back sooner,” the Belgian tactician said.Eymael continued to state that he has received three other concrete offers from Egypt and Nigeria as well as an offer from Rwandese giants APR, but will make his final decision in the next 48 hours.The Belgian tactician barely lasted a season at AFC Leopards in 2013 after falling out with the club’s management, but he left a lasting impression at the club.-Traveled He has also managed Rwanda’s Rayon Sports, Sudan’s El Mereikh, Oman’s Al Nasr and Polokwane City in South Africa where he was before moving to Free State Stars. Eymael left Free State on a high having led them to the Nedbank Cup title in their first ever appearance in a major final.Meanwhile, Gor Mahia Deputy Secretary General Ronald Ngala has confirmed that the club should be able to announce the new coach before their KPL Super Cup match against Kariobangi Sharks on December 1.“There are very many coaches who have expressed interest in the job and we are yet to sit down and sift through all of them. We first want to work out on the club’s pre-season program where we plan a camp outside town and while they are there, we will look at the options we have,” Ngala said.He added; “We will either get a new coach on board or give Zico (Zedekiah Otieno) the job on permanent. That will be decided by the executive. But this is something we want to finish with as early as possible.”-Kerr resignedGor were left without a boss after Briton Dylan Kerr –  who has since joined PSL side Black Leopards – resigned from his role early in the week.K’Ogalo have historically done well with Briton coaches with the likes of Frank Nuttall and Bobby Williamson having recorded success over the past decade. Nuttall is famously remembered for guiding the side to the KPL title on an unbeaten run.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eymael states that he has received three other concrete offers from Egypt and Nigeria as well as an offer from Rwandese giants APR, but will make his final decision in the next 48 hours.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 20 – Former AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael has confirmed he has been contacted by Gor Mahia over the vacant managerial role left open after the resignation of Briton Luc Eymael early this week.The Belgian tactician who resigned as Free State Stars head coach in South Africa last week has told Capital Sport that he has been contacted by the Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, but he is yet to receive a concrete offer on his table.last_img read more