Monday December 16 2013
Buffon shares out Juventus credit

Gigi Buffon insists he is not the only reason why Juventus have now kept eight League clean sheets in a row.

The Old Lady beat Sassuolo 4-0 on Sunday which allowed the custodian to extend his unbeaten record in goal to 730 minutes.

“The credit has to go all round for our eight straight victories without conceding,” the Italian international noted.

“This also goes to our strikers – who are our first defenders.”

Buffon hasn’t picked the ball out of the net domestically since Giuseppe Rossi netted past him in a 4-2 win for Fiorentina. The Viola’s four goals all came in the space of 16 second half minutes.

Juventus dominated in Turin on Sunday, just a matter of days after their Champions League dream vanished in the snow of Istanbul.

“It was a great response after Wednesday,” Buffon added. “It seems like it’s always taken for granted, but that’s certainly not the case and to win you always have to suffer.

“We were stung by the elimination, but know there's another trophy – the Europa League – which we’ll do our best to win in Turin.”

The Europa League draw for the last 32 and 16 will take place later today.

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