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Collina defends Oliver’s controversial UCL penalty decision
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Collina defends Oliver’s controversial UCL penalty decision

  Real Madrid emerged as UCL champions in Kiev, although the debate on the penalty decision by Michael Oliver that saw Real Madrid eliminate Juventus from the quarter-finals of the competition still rages on. However, UEFA's chief referring officer Pierluigi Collina has insisted that the English referee made the correct call. The English man awarded a late penalty in the game at the Bernabeu in April when Mehdi Benatia fouled Lucas Vazquez. The decision enraged Buffon who was subsequently sent off for his reaction. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty that ensued to keep Madrid on course for their eventual UCL triumph. Meanwhile, Collina who selected Oliver for the high-profile tie has given his backing to the 33-year-old, stating that he made the right decision. Coll...