No threepeat: Italy keeps up surprising run with 2-0 ouster of Spain

Gianluigi Buffon was terrific as usual for Italy, especially on a last-minute save on Gerard Pique at EURO 2016.
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'Best ever' Buffon better than De Gea, insists Darmian

Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian insists that Italy international Gianluigi Buffon is a better goalkeeper than David De Gea.Darmian has experience of playing in front of Buffon, the legendary 38-year-old Juventus stopper, and De Gea, with the Spaniard becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the world in recent seasons at Old Trafford.  And, ahead of Italy's clash with Spain...
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Captain Gianluigi Buffon explains why Antonio Conte will be a success at Chelsea

Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon says he sees no reason why head coach Antonio Conte cannot be a success at Chelsea. The Azzurri registered their second win at Euro 2016 after a hard-fought 1-0 win against Sweden. And the 38-year-old was full of praise for Conte as he described him as one who always demands more […]
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Italy No1 Buffon’s salute to Ibrahimović

Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon deferred to Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimović ahead of their latest meeting, noting: “His sense of being a champion is not something you see in just any player.” The post Italy No1 Buffon’s salute to Ibrahimović appeared first on
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Italy must be brave against Belgium – Buffon

Lyon (AFP) – Veteran Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon says the Azzurri must be prepared to be daring in their opening Euro 2016 match against Belgium on Monday. Both Buffon, 38, and Italy coach Antonio Conte went to great pains to make Belgium the favourites for the Group E clash at Stade de Lyon. This will be Buffon’s ninth major tournament with Italy and he outlined what they...
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I will only retire when Buffon does, says Spain keeper Casillas

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he will not retire until Italy counterpart Gianluigi Buffon calls time on his illustrious career.Juventus legend Buffon signed an extension to his contract in May, ensuring he will remain with the Serie A champions until the end of the 2017-18 season.The 38-year-old could subsequently keep playing for the Italian giants beyond his 40th birthday...
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Gianluigi Buffon surprised his biggest fan by getting a tattoo of his face

Fresh off one of his best ever seasons in a Juventus shirt, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a surprise for his biggest fan.Italy and Juve superfan Gio names Buffon as his favorite ever player, even going so far as to ink a tattoo of the 38-year-old goalkeeper on his leg. As a reward for his fanaticism and loyalty, the legendary Italy captain planned an elaborate ruse. Gio was tricked...
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Gianluigi Buffon signs new Juventus contract, gets a special gift from Claudio Ranieri

At the ripe age of 38 years old, "Superman" Gianluigi Buffon today put pen to paper on a new Juventus contract through 2018. Fresh off his fifth successive Scudetto win with Juventus, Buffon was one of the Old Lady's most consistent players this season, putting in some of his best ever performances in a Juve shirt and breaking the Serie A record for consecutive minutes played without...
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Buffon's heroics move Juventus closer to 5th Serie A title in a row

Gianluigi Buffon saved a late penalty and Juventus took a big step toward a fifth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Sunday.If Napoli fails to win at Roma on Monday, Juventus will have sealed the Italian league championship with three matches to spare.Substitute Alvaro Morata scored the winner, seconds after Nikola Kalinic had equalized for Fiorentina late...
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April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Juventus keeper Buffon breaks 22-year record in Serie A

TURIN, Italy --Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has broken one of Serie A's greatest records, going 930 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.Buffon broke the 22-year-old Serie A record in the fourth minute of the Derby della Mole on Sunday.The unbeaten record was held by Sebastiano Rossi, who kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes for AC Milan from Dec. 12, 1993...
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March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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