AC Milan secured a crucial 1-0 win against Juventus on Saturday night to maintain their early push for the Serie A title.
It was a goal from 18-year-old Manuel Locatelli which won the game for the home side, but it was another of Milan's talented youngsters who ultimately secured the three points with some last minute heroics.
Already Milan's number one at just 17-years-old, Gianluigi Donnarumma is one of the most exciting young goalkeepers in world football right now. And he proved exactly why by producing a spectacular save with literally the last touch of the game last night.
Even in defeat, Juventus remain at the top of Serie A as they go in search of their sixth straight Scudetto. But Milan's win means the gap between themselves and the reigning Italian champions is now just two points.
It was very nearly four, though, when Juventus' Sami Khedira took aim from fully 25 yards out in the fifth minute of stoppage time at the San Siro.
Donnarumma wasn't about to let two points slip out of Milan's grasp...
The save was a phenomenal one and, as the final act of the game before the full-time whistle was blown, it couldn't have been much more important.
Gianluigi Buffon may have been between the sticks at the other end of the pitch, but even he would have struggled to pull off a save of the calibre of Donnarumma's.
The fact he managed it against Juve at a time when questions are starting emerge about Buffon's viability as the club's number one 'keeper will only add to the speculation linking the 17-year-old to a move to Turin.
However, speaking before the big game last night, Juventus director Beppe Marotta did his best to distance his side from any move for Donnarumma.
"Milan have a winning model and it’s good to see so many young Italians in the line-up," he said.
"Donnarumma? We have an extraordinary Buffon, a professional who is writing new pages in football history. We’ll hold on to him.
“Donnarumma is a rising star and I think he can improve game by game. Fortunately for Milan, he is their player.”
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