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.

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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.

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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.

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