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Gianluigi Buffon slams Michael Oliver, says referees shouldn't 'destroy dreams'

Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ESPN189 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon questioned the character of referee Michael Oliver for awarding the late penalty that knocked his club out of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday night. The Italian side had erased a three-goal deficit from the first leg against Real Madrid and the game was headed to extra time until Medhi Benatia brought down Lucas Vazquez, who just had goalke...Full Story »

Fiorentina 0 - 2 Juventus: Juventus go top as Gianluigi Buffon keeps clean sheet on 500th league appearance

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by PA107 hits

Juventus defeated Fiorentina 2-0 in Gianluigi Buffon’s 500th league match for the club to leapfrog Napoli at the top of Serie A.The deadlock was broken by Federico Bernardeschi, who moved from the home side to Juventus in 2017, with a free-kick on the edge of the area 10 minutes into the second half.And with Fiorentina pushing for an equaliser late on, Gonzalo Higuain’s strike sealed...Full Story »

Buffon guaranteed to start on Juventus return, assures Allegri

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com91 hits

Wojciech Szczesny has kept 10 clean sheets in 15 Juventus outings this term, but he will have to make way for a fit Gianluigi Buffon. Gianluigi Buffon will not have to worry about battling Wojciech Szczesny for his Juventus starting berth after he returns to training this week, says Massimiliano Allegri. Veteran goalkeeper Buffon has started just two Serie A matches since October due to a ca...Full Story »

Juventus confirm Buffon will miss Derby d'Italia

Posted Saturday, December 09, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com65 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will miss Saturday's crunch clash with Inter due to a calf injury, Serie A champions Juventus have confirmed. Head coach Massimiliano Allegri told reporters on Friday that Buffon was unlikely to recover from the complaint that kept him out of Tuesday's Champions League win at Olympiacos and Juve released a squad list on their official website later in the day with the 39-year...Full Story »

I could never say no to a call - Buffon open to Italy return

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com78 hits

Gianluigi Buffon hinted that he would remain available to play for Italy, stating he could never reject a call from his country. The veteran Juventus goalkeeper said after Italy's World Cup play-off final defeat to Sweden that his time with the international team was over after a 175-cap career. Buffon was left in tears on the San Siro pitch after a 1-0 aggregate defeat meant the Azzurri wou...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon has revealed who convinced him to become a goalkeeper

Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com128 hits

It's been a rollercoaster few weeks for Gianluigi Buffon. The Italian great was forced to hang up his international boots (and gloves) prematurely after Italy were stunned in their World Cup play-off last week. And, after missing Juventus' defeat to Sampdoria on Sunday because he wasn't emotionally stable enough to play, it's the small matter of Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday n...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon missed Juventus match against Sampdoria due to ‘World Cup heartbreak’

Posted Monday, November 20, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com133 hits

The heartbreaking sight of Gianluigi Buffon in tears this week was tough to witness. The goalkeeping great was thoroughly distraught as his international career came to a close after Italy were beaten in their World Cup play-off by Sweden. Buffon was hysterical in mid week The Swedes clung onto a battling 0-0 draw in Milan after a 1-0 first leg victory, meaning the Italians won't take part at...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon remains positive after Italy's failure to reach World Cup

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by ESPN126 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will not be able to finish his career at the 2018 World Cup. Italy's legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon struggled to fight back tears but remained positive about the future as he tried to come to terms with Italy's failure to qualify for a World Cup for the first time in 60 years. Italy's 0-0 draw against Sweden at Milan's San Siro ensured there would be no Squadra Azzurra ...Full Story »

Picture of Gianluigi Buffon & girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico goes viral, causes Italian controversy

Posted Friday, July 21, 2017 by 101 GREAT GOALS288 hits

After the disappointment of the Champions League final, with Juventus losing to Real Madrid in Cardiff, Gianluigi Buffon has been enjoying some time off with girlfriend Ilaria D’Amico. Buffon is part of the Juventus squad for their tour to America, in what will be an enormous season for the Italian goalkeeper. Wojciech Szczesny has joined as back-up goalkeeper at Juventus with widespre...Full Story »

Buffon '99.9 percent certain' over retirement

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Goal.com106 hits

The legendary goalkeeper says he will call time on his career at the end of next season unless Juventus can end his wait for Champions League glory Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon is "99.9 percent" certain next season will be his last in professional football. The veteran Italy goalkeeper helped Juve to a third consecutive domestic double and the Champions League final last term. Buffon, 39...Full Story »

Buffon: I’ll give it one final go next season

Posted Monday, June 05, 2017 by Foxsports.com163 hits

Buffon has played in three Champions League finals for the Bianconeri, and has been on the losing side on all three occasions, something he wants to rectify before he hangs up his gloves, which is expected to be next season, when he will be 40 years old. "I still have one more year on my contract, so that means I have one more chance of winning the Champions League," he told Sky Sports Italia...Full Story »

Buffon: I cannot explain why Juventus played like we did

Posted Sunday, June 04, 2017 by Goal.com205 hits

The usually formidable shot-stopper picked the ball out of his net four times in a disastrous day for the Italian champions Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was unable to identify the cause of his team's collapse after they slumped to a 4-1 Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday. The Serie A heavyweights were level at 1-1 going into the break in Cardiff thanks to Mario Ma...Full Story »

Buffon vs Cristiano Ronaldo: A duel worth its weight in gold

Posted Saturday, June 03, 2017 by Marca.com164 hits

The scene in Cardiff on Saturday night will be akin to a Spaghetti Western; two foes eyeing each other up, face to face, this time competing for both the biggest team and individual prizes in club football. On the one side is Gianluigi Buffon, a towering figure on the continent for near enough two decades and a man who the world has decided needs to be amply rewarded for his services to the g...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon reveals which three Premier League clubs wanted to sign him

Posted Friday, June 02, 2017 by givemesport.com180 hits

Gianluigi Buffon aims to capture his first Champions League medal this Saturday in Cardiff, Wales when his Juventus side aims to topple Real Madrid, and ensure the Spanish side doesn't create history by becoming the first team to successfully defend the title. It's certainly an intriguing clash, as the battle of the league champions has left many wanting Buffon to hold the prestigious trophy ...Full Story »

He is a legend – Ramos praises Juventus great Buffon

Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com156 hits

Gianluigi Buffon is among the all-time greats, according to Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos. Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos paid tribute to Juventus "legend" Gianluigi Buffon ahead of the Champions League final. Buffon, 39, is aiming to win Europe's top club competition for the first time when Juve face Madrid in the decider in Cardiff on Saturday. Ramos hailed the veteran goalkeeper, an...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon’s legacy in FIFA won’t ever be forgotten

Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com86 hits

Gianluigi Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers who has ever lived – and his career in FIFA is just as impressive. The 39-year-old is one of a handful of players who has featured in EA Sports flagship footballing sim for more than a decade. In that time, Buffon’s been recreated on a host of consoles – from PS1 and PS3, all the way up to PS4 and Xbox One. We take a look...Full Story »

Italy 2 - 0 Albania: GIanluigi Buffon marks 1,000th professional appearance with Italy victory

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by PA99 hits

Italy beat Albania 2-0 in World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper GIanluigi Buffon made his 1,000th professional appearance. Daniele De Rossi's 12th-minute penalty and Ciro Immobile's second-half header secured a deserved, if unimpressive, win in Palermo. The result sees Italy and Spain still level on points at the top of Group G after the latter beat Israel 4-1. Sokol Cikalleshi and Odise Roshi...Full Story »

Italy vs Albania - Gianluigi Buffon set for 1,000th senior match as Italy take on Albania

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017 by PA107 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will play his 1,000th senior match when Italy face Albania in a World Cup qualifier on Friday with the veteran seemingly no closer to thinking about retirement. The Italy and Juventus goalkeeper, 39, who has previously joked he will retire when he is 65, was giving little away about his future plans after arriving in Palermo on Thursday. "As far as I'm concerned, tomorrow will...Full Story »

Buffon's agent reveals Juventus star was close to signing for Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by Marca.com109 hits

Gianluigi Buffon will visit the Camp Nou next month for Juventus' Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona, but he could have been making a permanent trip to Catalonia back in 2001. His agent Silvano Martina has revealed that the goalkeeper was close to signing for the LaLiga side when he left Parma, before ultimately deciding on a move to Turin. "Yes, it was close," Martina told ...Full Story »

Buffon only fears Leicester in Champions League quarter-finals

Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by squawka.com156 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that Leicester City are the only team that he would like to avoid in Friday's Champions League quarter-finals draw. Buffon's side made it through to the last eight by beating Porto 3-0 on aggregate, while Leicester stunned Sevilla with a 3-2 overall win. Buffon told Premium Sport: "The only team I'd like to avoid in the draw is Leicester. "...Full Story »

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