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Buffon: Italian football is improving

Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is wary of the competition that awaits in Serie A this season having watched the Scudetto challengers bolster their ranks in the summer. The Bianconeri have triumphed in the last two campaigns in Italy, though the veteran shot-stopper believes that there are plenty of contenders who have strengthened their squads in the past couple of months. Buffon highlig...Full Story »

Agent: Buffon's career far from over

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2013 by YAHOO Sport84 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has at least another five years ahead of him, according to his agent, Silvano Martina. The 35-year-old Buffon came under criticism during Italy'sConfederations Cup campaign and was even labelled a "pensioner" by Franz Beckenbauer after the Bianconeri's 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena during the club season. However, Martina is certain his cli...Full Story »

Buffon shootout saves give Italy third place

Posted Monday, July 01, 2013 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

SALVADOR, June 30 (Reuters) - Gianluigi Buffon saved three kicks in a shootout as Italy beat Uruguay 3-2 on penalties to take third place in the 2014 Confederations Cup on Sunday following a 2-2 draw.Italy took the lead in the 24th minute when Alessandro Diamanti's venomous free kick sailed over goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, hit the post, and then rebounded off Muslera's back to Davide Astori, wh...Full Story »

Uruguay 2-2 Italy (2-3 pens): Buffon inspired in shoot-out to clinch third place

Posted Monday, July 01, 2013 by Goal.com185 hits

The Juventus goalkeeper was on form in the shootout to keep out efforts from Forlan, Caceres and Gargano as the Azzurri won on penalties to finish in third place Italy claimed third place at the Confederations Cup with a 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Uruguay after a 2-2 draw in an entertaining third-fourth place play-off at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Davide Astori slotted home Italy's...Full Story »

Buffon not thinking of Confederations Cup yet

Posted Friday, June 07, 2013 by Foxsports.com91 hits

Italy's Gianluigi Buffon is putting any thoughts of a successful Confederations Cup campaign to one side as his side tackles the Czech Republic in a World Cup qualifier. Less than 48 hours after returning from Prague, Italy will fly to Rio de Janeiro for an eight-nation dress rehearsal for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil. Games against the hosts, Mexico and Japan will provide Italy wi...Full Story »

Buffon: Conte is the best coach I've had

Posted Tuesday, May 07, 2013 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

Juventus and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says that Antonio Conte is the best coach he has worked with in his career. The former Siena boss took the reins at the Turin giants in the summer of 2011 and has since delivered two successive Serie A titles and led the Old Lady to the Champions League quarterfinals. “I think every coach has had a decisive impact on my career development, but I h...Full Story »

Juventus must build on Champions League experience, says Buffon

Posted Friday, April 12, 2013 by Goal.com43 hits

The 35-year-old has reflected on the Bianconeri's elimination from Europe at the hands of Bayern Munich, and is satisfied with the progress the club has made this year Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says the club must build upon their Champions League experience this season. The Bianconeri bowed out to Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage on Wednesday, with the Bavarians running ou...Full Story »

Juventus and Prandelli hit back at Buffon 'pensioner' jibe

Posted Friday, April 05, 2013 by Goal.com118 hits

Director Beppe Marotta joined the Italy coach in defending the veteran keeper after Franz Beckenbauer ridiculed his performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Juventus director Beppe Marotta and Italy coach Cesare Prandelli have hit back at Franz Beckenbauer following his criticism of Gianluigi Buffon. The Bayern Munich legend claimed the veteran goalkeeper "looked like a pens...Full Story »

'Pirlo is a class above the rest' - Buffon

Posted Tuesday, April 02, 2013 by Goal.com69 hits

The 36-year-old says the former Inter and Milan midfielder is one of the best players he has had the privilege of playing alongside for club and country Gianluigi Buffon says Andrea Pirlo has "that little bit extra" and believes Juventus made the shrewdest of moves in bringing him to the club in 2011. The veteran goalkeeper has faced some of the biggest names in football during his career, a...Full Story »

Totti goes down in history as Italy great - Buffon

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Goal.com147 hits

The Azzurri captain has written to his compatriot to congratulate the Giallorossi star on completing two decades of Italian top-flight football Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has penned a personal note to friend and former Italy colleague Francesco Totti to recognise the 20th anniversary of his first Serie A appearance. The creative attacker, known for his flair as well as a prolific g...Full Story »

Buffon unhappy with Italy performance

Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Goal.com42 hits

Gianluigi Buffon has expressed his disappointment with Italy's performance in Tuesday's 2-0 World Cup qualification win over Malta. Two goals from Mario Balotelli helped the Euro 2012 finalist to three points as Buffon kept out a Michael Mifsud penalty, but the Juventus goalkeeper feels the Italians allowed their opponents too much space throughout the match. "There were some difficult playing...Full Story »

Juventus goalkeeper Buffon: We have sent out a strong message

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2013 by Goal.com60 hits

Gianluigi Buffon has indicated that Juventus’ 2-0 victory over Bologna should stand as a warning to the club's rivals as it tightens its grip on Serie A. Goals from Mirko Vucinic and Claudio Marchisio allowed the Bianconeri to take a 2-0 win over their hosts and move 12 points clear in the league. Speaking after the game, Buffon was keen to stress that although the season is far from over...Full Story »

Zoff: Buffon is Juventus' best-ever goalkeeper

Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Goal.com106 hits

The legendary shot-stopper believes that the 35-year-old Bianconeri skipper has surpassed the likes of Giampiero Combi after spending the last 12 years in Turin Legendary Italy goalkeeper Dino Zoff has believes that Gianluigi Buffon is the greatest Juventus shot-stopper of all time. The 35-year-old moved to the Turin club in 2001, and has been a mainstay in the Bianconeri first team ever sin...Full Story »

Buffon: Celtic Park will not intimidate me

Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Foxsports.com111 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists he will not be intimidated by a 60,000 sell-out Celtic Park. The 35-year-old Italian international was on the bench in October 2001, when Juventus lost 4-3 to the Hoops at Parkhead in a dramatic Champions League qualifier. That was not his first experience of a Glasgow football crowd, having played for Parma against Rangers in a UEFA Cup match at ...Full Story »

Buffon: Pirlo has same quality as Messi

Posted Sunday, December 30, 2012 by ESPN148 hits

Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon has hailed Barcelona's Lionel Messi, though he believed Andrea Pirlo deserved equal recognition. Barcelona star Messi has had phenomenal 2012, scoring 91 goals in total for the Catalan club and Argentina. With his astounding conversion rate and form, the 25-year old is expected to pick up the Ballon d'Or ahead of fellow attackers Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo...Full Story »

Our destiny is in our hands - Buffon

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2012 by Supersport.com88 hits

Two-time Champions League winners Juventus set up a potential make-or-break clash at home to defending champions Chelsea in two weeks' time after a 4-0 rout of Nordsjaelland on Wednesday. However, their legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is confident they can get the required results to make the last 16, which sees them at present lying in third spot a point adrift of both Chelsea and Shak...Full Story »

Buffon questions Juventus' attitude after streak-ending loss to Inter

Posted Monday, November 05, 2012 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

Gianluigi Buffon says he was left puzzled by the attitude of his Juventus teammates after they were beaten 3-1 on Saturday. The Bianconeri went ahead in the first minute through Arturo Vidal's strike, but three second-half goals saw the reigning champions beaten 3-1 in Turin, as Inter moved to within a point of the league leaders. "I did not like our attitude after we went 1-0 up," Buffon tol...Full Story »

Buffon angered by Juve's draw in Denmark

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by Cm111.com81 hits

The veteran goalkeeper was enraged by the manner in which his side conceded the first goal, and states that they must do everything they can in their remaining group fixtures Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has spoken of his anger in the aftermath of the Serie A champions' draw to FC Nordsjaelland in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. The result gave the Danish minnows their first...Full Story »

Buffon returns for Juventus as Lichtsteiner & Asamoah are rested

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Goal.com90 hits

The experienced shot-stopper has shaken off his thigh injury while some of his team-mates will stay behind in Turin to recover from minor fitness issues Gianluigi Buffon has been included in Juventus' 22-man squad for Tuesday's Champions League match away against Nordsjaelland. The goalkeeper picked up a muscular problem while away on international duty with Italy and consequently missed Sat...Full Story »

Juventus vs Napoli preview - Carrera sweating on Buffon

Posted Saturday, October 20, 2012 by PA62 hits

Juventus coach Massimo Carrera says goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is touch and go as to whether he will be fit to face Napoli in their top of the table clash. Both sides have 19 points with six wins and a draw from their seven Serie A matches and Carrera is unsure whether his number one will recover from a thigh injury in time for the match at the Juventus Stadium. "We will have to evaluate Gigi...Full Story »

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