In Good Conscience

Buffon's red-misted moment of buffoonery

The gods in football go some way towards destroying their reputations, if not entirely themselves.

Gianluigi Buffon ended his Champions League dream on Wednesday by getting himself red-carded, depriving Juventus of hope that he might possibly have saved Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 14, 2018, with the headline 'Buffon's red-misted moment of buffoonery'. Print Edition | Subscribe