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38-year-old Gigi Buffon produced an absolute masterclass in goalkeeping tonight

After receiving some criticism recently, the Italian was in inspired form earlier.

GIANLUIGI BUFFON IS still at it.

The 38-year-old Italian produced an absolute masterclass tonight as 10-man Juventus defeated Lyon in Group H.

Buffon was in inspired form at the Park OL as he pulled off three incredible stops to deny the hosts.

Firstly, he saved a first-half Alexandre Lacazette penalty.

Lyon were struggling to get into the game but they won a penalty in the 34th minute when Leonardo Bonucci was penalised for wrestling Diakhaby to the floor at a corner.

With France coach Didier Deschamps watching from the stands, Lacazette stepped up to take the spot-kick but his effort was saved by Buffon, diving down low to his left.
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Buffon, who had been guilty of conceding soft goals for Italy against Spain recently and in Juve’s win over Udinese at the weekend, produced a great save from Nabil Fekir’s deflected shot and also somehow kept out a Corentin Tolisso header from point-blank range.
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“People can organise my funeral, but there’s nobody there,” Buffon told Mediaset Premium.

“I have said many times, without arrogance, that I am very self-critical and don’t need to listen to others who try to use situations to disrespect and show a lack of fairness to people.

“I’ve heard many stupid things in recent weeks, but just one true comment: ‘I expect more from Buffon.’ That is true and I agreed with that wholeheartedly.”

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