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Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund preview - Buffon keen to measure progress

Posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by PA179 hits

Juventus make their return to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday night keen to see how far they have come in the two years since their last appearance at this stage. 2013 beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund, who shared the same fate as Juve that year in being beaten by Bayern Munich, are the guests to the Juventus Stadium for arguably the biggest game of the season for the Serie A le...Full Story »

Genoa 1 : 0 Juventus - Antonini spoils Buffon's big night

Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by PA50 hits

Luca Antonini scored deep into stoppage-time as Genoa spoiled Gianluigi Buffon's 500th appearance for Juventus with a 1-0 win at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. The 36-year-old goalkeeper was wearing a special armband to commemorate the milestone but was largely untroubled until Antonini bundled home at the death to hand the home side a dramatic victory and end Juve's unbeaten start to the Serie A s...Full Story »

Genoa vs Juventus preview - Buffon to reach major milestone

Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by PA87 hits

Juventus are eager to secure the victory at Genoa that would suitably commemorate the achievements of veteran Gianluigi Buffon on his 500th appearance for the Turin club. Buffon, now 36, supported Genoa as a boy but has since won five Serie A titles with the Bianconeri - two more were revoked due to the Calciopoli scandal - since he joined from Parma in 2001. And Juve coach Massimiliano Allegr...Full Story »

Atalanta vs Juventus preview - Buffon: Roma will fight to the end

Posted Saturday, September 27, 2014 by PA49 hits

Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon believes it will be harder to win the scudetto this season with Roma having already shown themselves to be serious title contenders. The Italian champions are level on 12 points with Roma at the top of the Serie A standings ahead of Saturday's game at Atalanta. Like Juve, Roma, who finished second - 17 points behind the Bianconeri last season, have enjoyed a p...Full Story »

Sirigu knows Buffon will be back

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Foxsports.com140 hits

Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu is relishing the opportunity to compete at the World Cup but is prepared to step aside once Gianluigi Buffon recovers from injury. The Paris St Germain player was in the line-up when the Azzurri edged England 2-1 in their Group D opener and is ready to go up against Costa Rica on Friday. "I don't know if I will play," Sirigu said. "I am calm, I train as usua...Full Story »

Italy goalkeeper Buffon out of England game-Italian media

Posted Sunday, June 15, 2014 by YAHOO Sport70 hits

MANAUS Brazil (Reuters) - Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will miss their opening World Cup Group D match against England in Manaus on Saturday, Italian media reported. Buffon twisted his ankle in Friday's training session and, though coach Cesare Prandelli was confident he would be fit for the clash, Italian media said on Saturday the keeper would be unable to recover in time for the 6 p.m. ...Full Story »

Juventus vs Bologna preview - Buffon praises boss Conte

Posted Saturday, April 19, 2014 by PA60 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 Sport54 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 Sport101 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 Sport37 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 Sport52 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 Sport35 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 Sport47 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 Sport48 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 Sport52 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 Sport60 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.com161 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.com83 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.com100 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.com108 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 »

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