By: AP | Turin |

Printed: July 4, 2020 11:13:30 pm

Gianluigi Buffon prepares, in inimitable fashion, for the match towards Torino on Saturday (Twitter/Juventus)
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set an outright Serie A report on Saturday together with his 648th look in Italy’s high flight.
The Turin derby recreation towards Torino moved the 42-year-old Buffon one forward of AC Milan nice Paolo Maldini, who set the report in 2009. Buffon matched this report on Dec. 18 towards Sampdoria.
It was Buffon’s 915th membership match as knowledgeable, extending his report for an Italian participant.
The overwhelming majority of these matches have come for Juventus. Buffon joined the Bianconeri in 2001 after beginning his profession with Parma and swiftly established himself as top-of-the-line goalkeepers on the planet.
He was anticipated to retire on the finish of the 2017-18 season however as an alternative made a shock transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, the place he received the French league so as to add to his a number of titles. He brought on much more of a stir when he rejoined Juventus the next 12 months.

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Buffon just lately prolonged his contract for an additional season.
He might add to his spectacular medal assortment with a 10th Serie A title with Juventus, which has a four-point benefit on the high of the desk.
Two different titles had been stripped from the membership as a result of Calciopoli scandal. Additionally as punishment, Juventus was relegated to Serie B however Buffon stayed and helped it win the second division and bounce straight again up.
Buffon made 176 appearances for Italy — a European report — and was voted Serie A’s goalkeeper of the 12 months 12 instances.
He additionally received the World Cup with Italy in 2006 and the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999.
One of many few trophies lacking from Buffon’s glittering assortment is the Champions League. He misplaced three finals in that competitors with Juventus.
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