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Buffon sets Serie A record

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon set an outright Serie A record on Saturday with his 648th appearance in Italy’s top flight. The derby game against Torino moved the 42-year-old Buffon one ahead of AC Milan great Paolo Maldini, who set the record in 2009. Buffon matched this record on December 18 against Sampdoria. “It wasn’t a problem to wait for the record game. I would have waited even longer, because this is a delicate moment of the season,” Buffon said. “The only tension I had today was related to the match. The importance and the stakes were greater than my personal record.” Juventus beat Torino 4-1 to extend its advantage at the top of the table to seven points over second-place Lazio. The Juventus players had “648UFFON” on the sleeve of their shirts to mark the occasion. It was also Buffon’s 915th club match as a professional, extending his record for an Italian player.


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