‘Buffon must accept decision’ – Kroos

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has explained Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon ‘has to accept’ the late penalty decision against his side.

The Italian goalkeeper was dismissed in his final Champions League appearance as Cristiano Ronaldo netted the controversial penalty which was awarded in the third minute of stoppage time.

“Of course it is emotional for them to be on the wrong end of a decision at such a late stage,” Kroos told reporters after the match.

“They enjoyed a fantastic game but at the end of the day I think that he (Buffon) will know what he did in his career and what he achieved.

“But ultimately, he has to accept – no matter how tough it is – that it was a penalty.”

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