NEWS
Sunday December 1 2019
Buffon's Juve career older than opponent

Sassuolo goalkeeper Stefano Turati makes his Serie A debut today, but wasn’t even born when Gianluigi Buffon played his first Juventus match.

It kicks off at 11.30 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

An injury crisis at the Neroverdi means Andrea Consigli is out of action and Gianluca Pegolo not fully fit either, so 18-year-old Primavera youth team shot-stopper Turati is thrown into the starting XI.

Not only has he never played in Serie A before, but it is his first ever outing with the senior squad.

Turati was born on September 5, 2001 in Milan, meaning he is only 18 years of age.

His opponent today is 41-year-old Gigi Buffon, who made his first appearance in a Juventus jersey on August 26, 2001, when Turati was still in the womb.

Buffon’s debut for the Bianconeri was a 4-0 Serie A victory over Venezia.

This is Buffon’s 645th Serie A appearance, closing rapidly on Paolo Maldini’s record of 647 games.

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