Buffon Clarified Chaotic News in the Change Room during the Champions League Final
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon explains his side’s situation at halftime against Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Cardiff on June 3, 2017. He insists that there is no dispute, as one might expect.
The news circulated that during the interval of the game, Leonardo Bonucci argued with Andrea Barzagli and Paulo Dybala. Rumors are increasingly trusted audiences after Bonucci chose to leave to AC Milan in the transfer market this summer.
But Buffon as team captain, denied rumors linking it to Juventus’ performance in the second half, in a match that ended with a score of 4-1 for Madrid. According to the Italian national team goalkeeper, Juventus did lose because Madrid a better team.
“We lost in Cardiff for meeting a better team, nothing at all, if it happens I prefer to be silent,” Buffon told Sky, as quoted by BolaSport.
“I want all the Bianconeri fans to be confident in our professionalism, we do not argue at all part time, but the reason is because we are dealing with a team ready to put us in the second half.”
Madrid won thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s two goals (27th and 61st minute) and the contribution of Casemiro (64 ‘) and Marco Asensio (90’). The only goal replies Juventus Mario Mandzukic printed in the 31st minute.
With these results, Madrid carved out history as the first team to defend the Champions League title. Los Blancos was increasingly dominant in this event because it has been held 12 times.