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Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise in World Cup qualifiers

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Paris (AFP) – Italy kept pace with Spain in European World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his 1,000th professional match in a 2-0 victory over Albania on Friday.

A first-half Daniele De Rossi penalty and late second from Ciro Immobile was enough to earn the Azzurri three points but they remain behind Spain on goal difference at the top of Group G after La Rioja downed Israel 4-1.

Buffon reaches landmark as Germany hold Italy

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Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarter-final tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Buffon, who made his Italy debut in 1997, is now level with retired Spain legend and fellow goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Buffon reaches landmark as Germany hold Italy

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Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon earned a European record-equalling 167th cap as Italy played out a goalless friendly draw with their Euro 2016 quarter-final tormentors Germany in Milan on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Buffon, who made his Italy debut in 1997, is now level with retired Spain legend and fellow goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Buffon smells wind of change as Spain arrive minus Casillas

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon admits the prospect of losing his status as Italy's undisputed number one goalkeeper has been brought closer by the arrival of Spain ahead of the sides' 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

At 38 years old, Buffon remains pivotal to an Azzurri side that upset Euro 2016 predictions by reaching the quarter-finals, where only a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout defeat to Germany ended their hopes.

Italy must be brave against Belgium – Buffon

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Lyon (AFP) Veteran Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon says the Azzurri must be prepared to be daring in their opening Euro 2016 match against Belgium on Monday.

Both Buffon, 38, and Italy coach Antonio Conte went to great pains to make Belgium the favourites for the Group E clash at Stade de Lyon.

Italy must be brave against Belgium – Buffon

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Lyon (AFP) Veteran Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon says the Azzurri must be prepared to be daring in their opening Euro 2016 match against Belgium on Monday.

Both Buffon, 38, and Italy coach Antonio Conte went to great pains to make Belgium the favourites for the Group E clash at Stade de Lyon.

Italy boycott Ballon d’Or over Buffon absence

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Italy coach Antonio Conte and captain Gianluigi Buffon did not participate in the Ballon d'Or vote at the request of their federation in protest at Buffon's absence from the list of candidates, Italian media reported on Tuesday.

The veteran Juventus goalkeeper did not make the preliminary list released in October with five goalkeepers chosen ahead of him Manuel Neuer, Iker Casillas, Thibaut Courtois, Claudio Bravo and David Ospina.

Italy boycott Ballon d’Or over Buffon absence

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Italy coach Antonio Conte and captain Gianluigi Buffon did not participate in the Ballon d'Or vote at the request of their federation in protest at Buffon's absence from the list of candidates, Italian media reported on Tuesday.

The veteran Juventus goalkeeper did not make the preliminary list released in October with five goalkeepers chosen ahead of him Manuel Neuer, Iker Casillas, Thibaut Courtois, Claudio Bravo and David Ospina.

On This Day In 1997: Gianluigi Buffon Makes His Debut For Italy, Aged Just 19

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He's now the most capped goalkeeper in the history of Italian international football with 152 caps to his name, but on 29th October, 1997, fresh-faced 19-year-old Parma goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon lined up for his country for the very first time.

Italy were playing away in snow-blitzed Moscowfor a 1998 World Cup qualifier play-off against Russia, a match they drew 1-1.

Looking back to look forward: EURO 2012 A powerful duality is...

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Looking back to look forward: EURO 2012

A powerful duality is encoded in the story of every international tournament. While each lives uniquely—moldedsui generisby its hosts, its champions, its famous haircuts—the emotions and feelings that grip a tournament remain starkly similar year-on-year.

Gigi Buffon, by Bartosz Kosowski Refined and polished pieces...

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Gigi Buffon, by Bartosz Kosowski

Refined and polished pieces are what you'll typically find in the art and design world, but oftentimes, the process behind that finalized work is just as impressive. Here, Lodz-based illustrator,Bartosz Kosowski, gives us a glimpse into the creative process that informed his rendition of Gianluigi Buffon, with each step more stunning than the last.

The future of Mozart

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To the Azzuri, Andrea Pirlo is known as "l'architetto" (the architect). To Serie A fans, he is known as "il professore" (the professor). To Milan, he was known as "no longer essential." And as Juventus fans set their sights on a third straight Scudetto, they hope for one thing: that in a few months, Pirlo simply won't be known as "gone.

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Buffon set to make it 1,000 not out

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Rome (AFP) – Gianluigi Buffon will make his 1,000th career appearance when the legendary goalkeeper pulls on the gloves once more for Italy on Friday against Albania.

The 39-year-old Juventus stopper made his professional debut in 1995 as a 17-year-old in goal for Parma and has gone on to become a football icon at home and abroad.

Milan match-winner Locatelli stunned at beating Buffon

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli admitted his disbelief after beating Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon with a second-half stunner to secure a 1-0 win over the champions and leaders Saturday.

"I still can't believe it, I'm sure I'll shed a few tears when I see my family and friends," a visibly moved Locatelli told Sky Sport after the game.

Milan match-winner Locatelli stunned at beating Buffon

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Milan (AFP) AC Milan midfielder Manuel Locatelli admitted his disbelief after beating Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon with a second-half stunner to secure a 1-0 win over the champions and leaders Saturday.

"I still can't believe it, I'm sure I'll shed a few tears when I see my family and friends," a visibly moved Locatelli told Sky Sport after the game.

Zampata di Cuadrado e super Buffon, la Juve espugna Lione. Tutti i risultati

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San Gigi Buffon. I miracoli del portierone bianconero uniti all'invenzione di Cuadrado regalano alla Juventus il blitz in casa del Lione, nella 3^ giornata del Gruppo G di Champions League.I francesi di Genesio, dapprima sprecano un calcio di rigore con Lacazette, poi in superiorit numerica (espulso Lemina) trovano un muro invalicabile in Buffon, autore di [.

Buffon sounds alarm as Juve stutter

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Milan (AFP) The Juventus defence is leaking, goals have dried up and captain Gianluigi Buffon has rung the alarm after the Serie A champions were exposed during a 2-1 'Derby d'Italia' defeat to Inter Milan.

Juventus host Cagliari on Wednesday, and goalkeeper Buffon wants tightening up at the back.

Shit Football Ink: Juventus Fan Gets Terrifying Tattoo Of Gianluigi Buffon Silently Screaming Into Infinity (Video)

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Seeking to pay humble tribute to his favouritest goalkeeper in the whole wide world, one ardent Gianluigi Buffon fanatic decided to have the Juventus stopper's likeness tattooed about his person.

While the skill of the tattoo artist responsible, one Ronald Horta, cannot be denied, the actual image of Buffon silently screaming, eyes bulging, face contorted is another matter entirely.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Buffon, Barzagli sign new Juventus deals

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Milan (AFP) A "proud" Gianluigi Buffon hinted he is still hopeful of becoming a Champions League winner with Juventus after he and defender Andrea Barzagli signed two-year contract extensions with the Serie A champions Wednesday.

Italy goalkeeper Buffon has enjoyed another successful season with the Turin giants, helping them to a record-equalling fifth consecutive league title and an Italian Cup final with AC Milan on May 21.

Juventus stretch unbeaten run on record day for Buffon

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Champions Juventus took their Serie A unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-1 derby win at Torino that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record of 973 minutes.

Juventus made the short trip to the Stadio Olimpico looking to make amends for their spectacular Champions League collapse at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Juventus stretch unbeaten run on record day for Buffon

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Champions Juventus took their Serie A unbeaten run to 20 games with a 4-1 derby win at Torino that saw goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set a new clean sheet record of 973 minutes.

Juventus made the short trip to the Stadio Olimpico looking to make amends for their spectacular Champions League collapse at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Dybala stende il Sassuolo. Buffon supera Zoff e vede Seba Rossi

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La scossa della sconfitta subita all'andata aveva dato avvio alla rinascita, al ritorno c'è stata l'ennesima conferma di questa Juventus che continua a vincere (18 successi ed un pari da quel 28 Ottobre, ndr), e lo fa grazie ad un lampo acceccante di Dybala che con il suo mancino fantastico manda al tappeto il Sassuolo [.

Juventus, pari di cuore in casa del Borussia. Super Buffon, qualificazione ad un passo

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La Juventus strappa un pari con i denti e un grande Buffon, nell'infernale Borussia Park, e vede ormai ad un passo la qualificazione alla fase ad eliminazione diretta della Champions League, mentre la formazione di Moenchengladbach abbandona mestamente la competizione. Dopo l'1 a 1 di ieri, infatti, conquistato in 10 uomini (espulso Hernanes), baster ora [.

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The Chosen Few x Ahmed Mounir

Football fans are known for the seemingly religious devotion with which they support their teams, but a recent a recent project by Egyptian graphic designer Ahmed Mounir takes that notion and runs with it.

Champions League : Juventus In Group Of Death, Buffon’s Side Eye And The Fernando Llorente Problem

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It's no secret that Juventus have found themselves in the 'Group of Death', which comprises of Turkish league champions Galatasaray, nine-time European cup winners Real Madrid and Danish Champions Kobenhavn.

Honestly, who wants to be in Group B now?

Celtic vs. Juventus Analysis: Numbers matter, but don’t win games

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Scott Brown of Celtic (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

If I were to tell you that today at Celtic Park, the home team had in the first-half alone 76 percent of possession of the ball, made Juventus Gianluigi Buffon save six times against just one for the Celtic keeper, Fraser Forster, and had twice as many on target shots, you would almost say the Hoops were having an incredible night at the packed stadium in Glasgow.

Buffon wants short-term Juve deal

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said he is close to agreeing a contract extension with the Serie A champions but is looking for a "short-term deal".

Buffon and Juventus have been negotiating all season over extending his current deal with the I Bianconeri.

But the Italy keeper, who recently made his 100th appearance in European competition as Juve qualified top of their group for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, revealed he may not be at Juve for much longer.

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Age-defying Casillas, Buffon renew rivalry

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Rome (AFP) – Goalkeeping icons Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon will renew a rivalry going back almost two decades when Porto host Juventus in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16.

Age is just another number for Spaniard Casillas, 35, and 39-year-old Italian nemesis Buffon.

Between them they have 334 caps, 275 Champions League matches, 12 league titles, two World Cups, two European championships, three Champions Leagues, a UEFA Cup and a combined age of 74.

Buffon sounds alarm over dangers posed by Serie A rivals

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Milan (AFP) Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon called for improvements despite a 2-1 win over title rivals Napoli that left the Serie A champions four points clear of an increasingly ambitious chasing pack.

A second-half winner from ex-Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain sent Juve four points clear of Roma, with Napoli now seven points off the pace after AC Milan and Lazio won on Sunday to move into third and fourth places respectively.

Buffon reveals Italy job interest

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Milan (AFP) Juventus goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon could become a future coach of Italy after revealing he would be tempted by a national team coaching role once he retires.

At 38 years old, 2006 World Cup winner is still going strong for both club and country at the tail end of what has been a hugely successful career.

Buffon reveals Italy job interest

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Milan (AFP) Juventus goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon could become a future coach of Italy after revealing he would be tempted by a national team coaching role once he retires.

At 38 years old, 2006 World Cup winner is still going strong for both club and country at the tail end of what has been a hugely successful career.

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Italia pari con la Crozia. A Candreva risponde Perisic, Buffon incerto

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Si chiude sull'1 a 1 la sfida tra Italia e Croazia, big match del Girone H delle Qualificazioni ad Euro 2016 (le due nazionali restano appaiate al primo posto a 10 punti, si avvicina la Norvegia ora seconda a 9 dopo la vittoria di misura ottenuta in casa dell'Azerbaigian, pari tra Bulgaria e Malta con [.

Trionfo Brasile, Spagna travolta. Italia terza, super Buffon ai rigori contro l’Uruguay

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In una finale senza storia, davanti al pubblico in delirio, il Brasile travolge con un perentorio 3 a 0 (Fred-Neymar-Fred, ndr) la Spagna di Del Bosque e si aggiudica la Confederations Cup 2013. Nel pomeriggio, invece, terzo gradino del podio per l'Italia di Prandelli che, dopo i 2 a 2 dei regolamentari, torna ai rigori [.

Gianluigi Buffon miglior portiere degli ultimi 25 anni

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Gianluigi Buffon è stato decretato il miglior portiere degli ultimi 25 anni: l'ennesimo successo nella carriera del numero 1 della Juventus e degli Azzurri arriva a coronamento di una stagione che sembra proprio improntata alla gloria per la Vecchia Signora, che è diventata campione d'inverno poco più di un mese fa.

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Gianluigi Buffon Explains To 10-Year-Old Fan Why He Stayed At Juventus When They Were Relegated To Serie B In 2006 (Video)

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Speaking at Juventus'annual Junior Members conference, Gianluigi Buffon was asked by 10-year-old fan Lorenzo why he chose not to leave the clubback in the dark days of 2006 when the Bianconeri were relegated down to Serie B for the first time in their history for their part in the Calciopoli match-rigging scandal.

Is Viviano transfer behind Martinez exit from Arsenal?

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It seems that, for the moment, Wojciech Szczesny has got the Arsenal number one jersey nailed down, but Arsene Wenger showed last year that he has no qualms about dropping the Polish international if his performances are not up to scratch. Szczesny is well aware that there are two players ready and waiting for their [.

Brasile - Italia 4 - 2: Poca fantasia negli Azzurri, Buffon impreciso

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Brasile - Italia 4 - 2: Poca fantasia negli Azzurri, Buffon impreciso Di Fabrizio Landolfi All'Arena Fonte Nova di Salvador, l'Italia di Prandelli è stata sconfitta per 4-2 dai padroni di casa del Brasile, nella terza ed ultima gara del girone A della Confederations Cup. Durante il recupero del primo tempo il difensore brasiliano Bonfim Dante ha portato in vantaggio i suoi.