Buffon: Legendary Juventus stopper breaks long-standing Serie A record after four-minute shut-out

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Gianluigi Buffon has broken the all-time Serie A record for going consecutive minutes without conceding a goal in the top flight.

The Juventus goalkeeper broke the record—which has stood for over two decades—when he made it through the opening four minutes of the Turin derby against Torino without letting in a goal [as per Goal].

By passing that mark early in the match, the keeper went 930 minutes without letting in a goal, breaking a record that had stood since Sebastiano Rossi of AC Milan went 929 minutes without conceding for AC Milan in the 1993-94 season.

Torino came out of the blocks quickly in the final Derby della Mole of the campaign as they sought to end the stopper’s mammoth streak, but, held back by the Juve defence, they were unable to trouble the keeper, who duly saw out the opening four minutes to break Rossi’s record.

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Buffon hasn’t conceded since Sampdoria scored in a 2-1 defeat on January 10, and, bolstered by the keeper’s superb record and the defence’s excellent understanding and unity, they have torn up to top spot in Serie A, where they hold a three-point advantage over Napoli heading into Sunday’s fixtures.

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