Buffon sets new milestone


The Old Lady continued their impressive run in the League, beating title rivals Inter Milan 2-0 to continue their 17-match unbeaten run in domestic league competition.

The win was the Bianconeri’s 16th in their last 17 matches, yet for Italy skipper Buffon, it was his eighth clean sheet in a row, managing 746 minutes without conceding a goal – beating his previous mark of 745 minutes.

Should he shut out Juve’s next opponents Atalanta on Sunday, Buffon will tie the club record of nine clean sheets in a row, set by the Italians in the 1972/73 season.

Buffon’s record of 746 minutes without conceding takes him to seventh on the all-time list in Italy, still some way off the 928-minute record set by AC Milan Sebastiano Rossi in the 1993/94 campaign.

Juventus are still on track to claim their fifth Serie A title in a row as they currently top the Serie A standings, four points ahead of Napoli who have a game in hand.