Cristiano: 'I don't understand why Juve are protesting'
Benatia brought down Vazquez in the 93rd minute and Buffon was sent off for his protests, the reaction which the Portuguese fails to understand. Ronaldo converted the penalty to send the Whites into the semi-finals.
“We suffered, but we need to learn from this. It’s a lesson for us. In football, nothing is a given. You have to fight to the end. We could’ve scored more goals, but Juve and Buffon did well. We were fair winners [over both legs].
“The penalty? I don’t understand why they protested, Lucas was taken down from behind. If they didn’t provoke the penalty, it would’ve been a goal.
“Scoring in the 98th minute? Your heart beats quicker, but I calmed myself down. I knew it would be decisive.
“Semi-finals? Anything can happen in football. We didn’t play well, but it serves as a lesson for us.”