Tuesday December 8 2020
Buffon makes record Messi saves

Gianluigi Buffon turns 43 next month, yet he put in an historic performance to neutralise Lionel Messi when Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0.

The goalkeeper made seven saves this evening at Camp Nou to deny Messi.

Remarkably, Messi hadn’t managed seven shots on target since October 2018 in a Champions League fixture, yet he was unable to get any of them past the veteran goalkeeper.

Buffon and Messi exchanged jerseys at the final whistle, another show of respect between the champions.

Messi has faced Buffon six times in his career, and only ever scored in one of those games.