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At 38 years old, Gianluigi Buffon is still being pretty sensational

It was all about the veteran goalkeeper during the Turin derby yesterday as he broke a twenty-year record.

Image: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

EVEN IN THE twilight of his career, Gianluigi Buffon continues to amaze.

Yesterday, during the Turin derby, the veteran goalkeeper smashed the Serie A clean-sheet record that had been in place for over twenty years.

The 38-year-old went 974 minutes without conceding a goal until he was beaten by Andrea Belotti’s penalty early in the second half.

Juve went on to claim a 4-1 win and are three points clear at the top of the table as they chase a fourth-successive Scudetto.

Former AC Milan goalkeeper Sebastiano Rossi had previously held the record since 1994 when, as part of a magnificent rearguard that featured Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Costacurta, the goalkeeper kept nine successive clean-sheets and tallied 929 minutes without conceding.

Rossi had taken over the record from the iconic Dino Zoff.

Soccer ... UEFA  Champions League ... FC Porto  v  AC Milan Former AC Milan goalkeeper Sebastiano Rossi had held the record since the 1993/94 season. Source: Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport

Buffon had done the hard work and needed to keep Torino out for just four minutes to get his name in the history books again.

Inevitably, there was no early goal from the home side and Rossi was forced to watch from a TV studio as his record went up in smoke.

Source: Gian Di/YouTube

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