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Juventus vs Bologna preview - Buffon praises boss Conte

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by PA52 hits

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon is full of admiration for the job club coach Antonio Conte has done so far. Conte has led Juve to back-to-back Serie A titles and is on course to guide the Turin giants to clinch an historic third with his sight eight points clear of nearest rivals Roma going into Saturday's home match against Bologna. "Even this year Conte has been extremely important in term...Full Story »

Buffon: Pogba is a force of nature

Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Juventus shot stopper Gianluigi Buffon has voiced his admiration for Paul Pogba, describing the young Frenchman as "a true force of nature." The midfielder has established himself as one of the brightest young players in Europe following his excellent form for the Bianconeri since his move from Manchester United. The 21-year-old is continually being linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, w...Full Story »

Buffon wary of Fiorentina firepower

Posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 by YAHOO Sport96 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has urged his teammates not to take compatriot Fiorentina lightly when the clubs meet in the Europa League on Thursday. The two sides drew 1-1 in Turin in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash last week, with Mario Gomez grabbing a priceless equalizer after Arturo Vifla's early goal. And while the Old Lady may sit 27 points ahead of Vincenzo Montella's...Full Story »

Buffon: England clash key to Italy's World Cup hopes

Posted Wednesday, March 05, 2014 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

Gianluigi Buffon believes it is vital that Italy kicks off its 2014 World Cup campaign with a win against England. The Azzurri and Roy Hodgson's side, which has been drawn in Group D alongside Uruguay and Costa Rica, will meet in Manaus on June 14. Buffon feels that the importance of getting off to a good start cannot be overstated, not least because he is keen to avoid the prospect of Italy n...Full Story »

Zoff: Gianluigi Buffon is still the best

Posted Thursday, January 02, 2014 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Former Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff believes that Gianluigi Buffon is still one of the best in the world and is worried about the next generation of Italian keepers. Zoff, who made 112 appearances for Italy and more than 300 for the Bianconeri, has been speaking out about the plight of young goalkeepers coming through in the game. “Gigi (Buffon) is at the top in Italy, in Europe and thr...Full Story »

Gianluigi Buffon calls for severe punishment for racism

Posted Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Juventus veteran Gianluigi Buffon has called for racism in soccer to be punished "severely," though he believes most supporters are not guilty of the offense. Juventus was fined 30,000 euros for racist chants from fans during a clash with AC Milan in April, while Lazio and Inter have been hit with stadium bans in the past 12 months for similar offenses. While Buffon insists most supporters are...Full Story »

Buffon warns Galatasaray: Your fans can't score for you

Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has warned Galatasaray that its famously passionate fans won't be able to score any goals for their team on Tuesday. Roberto Mancini's men need to beat the Bianconeri to reach the last 16 of the Champions League, while Antonio Conte's men can seal second place in Group B with a win or a draw. Buffon is well aware of the Turk Telekom Arena's reputation for b...Full Story »

Buffon pleased to see Thohir's 'foreign money' in Serie A

Posted Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes that Inter has the potential to challenge for the Serie A title this season following the arrival of Erick Thohir as the club's new owner and president. The Nerazzurri sit fourth in the league table following a strong start to the campaign under Walter Mazzarri, but Buffon feels Thohir could prove to be a big boost in the team's bid to return to the...Full Story »

Buffon unimpressed by Real Madrid spending

Posted Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by YAHOO Sport44 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has questioned Real Madrid's big-spending ahead of their Champions League meeting on Wednesday. The Liga club spent a world-record 100 million euro fee on Gareth Bale during the summer transfer window after previously splashing the cash on players such as Zinedine Zidane, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Buffon is not impressed with their lavish transfer poli...Full Story »

Buffon: I nearly joined Barcelona in 2001

Posted Friday, October 18, 2013 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Barcelona in 2001. The Italy international was one of the most sought-after shot-stoppers around at the time after a number of impressive seasons with Parma, and the Blaugrana were keen to lure him to La Liga. The Catalans even made an offer for the Italy international, but Buffon ultimately opted to remain...Full Story »

Buffon: Totti an 'immortal' in football

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013 by Foxsports.com138 hits

Gianluigi Buffon described Roma's Francesco Totti as a footballing "immortal" and believes it would be difficult to leave him out of the 2014 Italy World Cup squad. Buffon, who is set to win a national record 137th cap in Italy's penultimate World Cup qualifier away to Denmark on Friday, faced questions on a variety of topics when he faced the media at the national training base at Coverciano...Full Story »

Buffon ready for double delight in Turin

Posted Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Foxsports.com75 hits

Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon hopes to have cause for a double celebration when his team take on the Czech Republic in Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier in Turin. Victory at the Juventus Stadium would secure the Azzurri a place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, while the game could also see Juventus goalkeeper Buffon equal the record of 136 international appearances set by former Italy capt...Full Story »

Buffon: Italy can win World Cup

Posted Monday, September 09, 2013 by Goal.com92 hits

The goalkeeper is confident the Azzurri can be crowned world champions again, while emphasising his pride as he prepares to match Fabio Cannavaro's appearance record Gianluigi Buffon believes Italy have what it takes to win a second World Cup in eight years. The Azzurri lifted the trophy back in 2006 and also reached the final of Euro 2012, with the Juventus goalkeeper hungry for a second t...Full Story »

'Extraodinary' Buffon saved Italy - Prandelli

Posted Saturday, September 07, 2013 by Goal.com101 hits

The veteran keeper pulled off a number of stunning saves to preserve the Azzurri's 1-0 win over Bulgaria, leaving them just three points away from the World Cup Cesare Prandelli admits Italy were indebted to an "extraordinary" peformance from Gianluigi Buffon after the keeper's heroics enabled the Azzurri to beat Bulgaria 1-0 on Friday. Alberto Gilardino’s first-half goal gave Italy th...Full Story »

Buffon 'quite worried' about Bulgaria qualifier

Posted Thursday, September 05, 2013 by Goal.com80 hits

The veteran keeper admits his side will need to be fully focused as they look to move clear at the top of Group B in the race to reach the World Cup Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon is "quite worried" about his side's crucial World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria on Friday. Cesare Prandelli's men can take a huge step towards automatic qualification from Group B for Brazil 2014 with a win at Sta...Full Story »

Buffon: Italian football is improving

Posted Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by YAHOO Sport51 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 Sport92 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 Sport48 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.com191 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.com99 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 »

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