Ultimately, on what is likely to be his last ever appearance in the competition, the 40-year-old's (understandable) failure to reign in his ire saw his Champions League career end with a straight red card.
"I don't understand why he talked about the previous fixture".
"I won't accept that a referee is in charge of a game like this with two such high-profile teams and doesn't have the character, courage or ability to make calm decisions".
After the dramatic events at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night, in which Real were awarded a controversial penalty and Buffon saw red, there was some speculation that the veteran might reconsider his plans to retire.
Such is the respect the Portuguese has for Buffon, the goal machine was filmed interrupting the stopper during an interview after the game to console him with a hug.
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"I tried everything I could, but that wasn't the case". "I don't understand why they are protesting. There is never the intention to foul him or to push him".
"We're sad, we're annoyed. Yes!" the winger told BeIN Sports. "We did what we had to do". We want to be the best. I didn't see it.
An equally livid Juventus president Andrea Andrea Agnelli said VAR was desperately needed in the Champions League.
"We can be proud of ourselves, because what we did was simply incredible. We're annoyed because of that".
"It was an absurd incident", the Morocco defender told the club's website. "This often happens in Europe".
"In years to come, winning this cup or not will always come down to incidents like these". Penalty? It was very clear. He's got to have personality.
"It's a pity because we proved that the result in Turin was not fair, but unfortunately it was not enough".