Gianluigi Buffon etched his name into another part of the Juventus history books last night as he helped the Bianconeri record a 10th consecutive clean sheet in Serie A.
The 1-0 win over Sassuolo in the league, coming courtesy of another Paulo Dybala strike, means Juve have now gone an incredible 926 minutes without conceding in Italy’s top flight - Buffon has been between the sticks for every second of that time.
Indeed, the shutout means that Buffon has overtaken the legendary Dino Zoff in terms of time without conceding for Juventus. Zoff had previously set the benchmark at 903 minutes, with the overall Serie A record standing at 929 minutes.
It’s former AC Milan stopper Sebastiano Rossi who is the badge wearer of that achievement, one earned in 1994, but Buffon looks well on course to surpass it.
Next up for Juve, who are currently six points clear of Napoli at the top of the table, is mid-table Torino away. Buffon need only keep the opposition out for four minutes to add yet another milestone to his career - lord knows he has plenty of them.
The great legacy
At 38 it’s safe to assume the veteran’s time on the highest shelf of professional football is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t take anything away from the fact that he remains one of the most respected goalkeepers in the world.
The 929 minutes without conceding in Serie A - if he indeed manages it - is something to be celebrated regardless of what team you support.
Our favourite part of it is some of the things you could have done in the time since he last conceded (whilst he was on the pitch). Enjoy.
Since Buffon last conceded
- Watched all seven Star Wars films.
- Watched Conor McGregor’s fight with Jose Aldo 4,273.8 times.
- Run about seven and a half marathons at world-record pace.
- Watched Usain Bolt’s world-record 100m run 5,799 times.
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