Legendary stopper Buffon only had to hold out for the first four minutes of the Italian league encounter in order to break a record that had stood for over two decades [as per Goal].
This he managed, holding out long enough to topple Sebastiano Rossi’s record—established in the 1993-94 season—who went 929 minutes without letting in a goal in Serie A.
Having broken that record, however, Buffon wasn’t able to extend his own record too much longer, lasting only a further 44 minutes before being beaten by Andrea Belotti’s penalty in the 48th minute.
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By this point, Juve were 2-0 up, having opened the scoring through Paul Pogba in the 33rd minute before Sami Khedira added a second only six minutes before the penalty.
Belotti’s record-ending penalty threatened a Torino comeback, but Juve restored their two-goal advantage through Alvaro Morata, before the Spanish striker—who had replaced the injured Paulo Dybala just after the half-hour mark—added a second in the 76th minute.
Juve’s successful afternoon was marred by a late red for Khedira, who was dismissed in the 87th minute for dissent.
While Buffon will surely be disappointed that his record has ended so soon after it was established, overtaking Rossi serves as a stark reminder of just what a superb stopper he is. The veteran Italy goalie will surely go down among the greats of the game.
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