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What impressed Twitter the most about Buffon's brilliant late save against Monaco

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In the end, Juventus proved way too good for Monaco during the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.

A brace from Gonzalo Higuain only tells half the story to what was a brilliant all-round performance from the Serie A giants.

Their Ligue 1 opponents went into the game cautiously optimistic their potent strikeforce of Radamel Falcao and Kylian Mbappe would be able to end Juventus' incredible run without conceding in Europe.

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And even though they were able to create a few chances, the Old Lady's defence stood firm, yet again led by the brilliant Gianluigi Buffon.

The veteran goalkeeper has come to his side's rescue on more than one occasion throughout Juve's run to the last four and his input proved vital at the Stade Louis II.

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In the first half, Buffon was forced to deny Mbappe and Falcao with smart stops but his best save of the night actually came in the dying seconds.

Valere Germain met a delicious Joao Moutinho free-kick with a powerful header, only for Buffon to tip it over the bar with the slightest of touches.

As you can see in the video below, even at 39-years-old, Buffon is no slouch between the posts.

And if that save wasn't impressive enough already some fans watching on noticed something a little bit familiar about it.

If we turn back the clock over 10 years ago to the 2006 World Cup final, Buffon actually made a carbon copy fingertip save to deny Zinedine Zidane from scoring.

There were plenty of people on Twitter who picked up on it straight away.

Those fans have a seriously impressive memory because, as the video below proves, Buffon's save last night was certainly no fluke.

Even Zidane couldn't believe he had kept it out!

Some things never change!

Another clean sheet means Juventus have now gone over 600 minutes of European football without conceding. Buffon and co. are really going to take some stopping this year.

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Topics:
AS Monaco
Juventus
Paulo Dybala
Serie A
Gianluigi Buffon
Football
Gonzalo Higuain

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