Juventus goal keeper Gianluigi Buffon has broken Sebastiano Rossi’s 22-year-old Serie A record after not conceding a single goal in 930 consecutive minutes.
Buffon broke the league record by not conceding in the opening 3 minutes of the Old Lady’s derby clash with Torino on Sunday. AC Milan goalkeeper Sebastiano Rossi held the record after not conceding in the Serie A from December 12, 1993 to February 27, 1994.
Sampdoria’s Antonio Cassano is the only player in Serie A to have scored past Buffon since the beginning of 2016. Juventus will be looking to stay on top of the table with a win over cross town rivals Torino at the Stadio Olympico on Sunday.
Here is how Twitter reacted when the news of Buffon’s record broke.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) March 20, 2016
— Tuttosport (@tuttosport) March 20, 2016
— PUMA Football (@pumafootball) March 20, 2016
930 – G. Buffon has not conceded goals for 930 minutes in the league, a new record in the Serie A history. Unique. pic.twitter.com/iHNGQoFo4I
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) March 20, 2016
— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) March 20, 2016
Best ever https://t.co/mGLfjoSJyo
— Sam (@Juventusfc_news) March 20, 2016
…and Buffon sets a new Serie A record for consecutive minutes without conceding… 929 mins + counting #SanGigi
— Gabriele Marcotti (@Marcotti) March 20, 2016
Official: Gigi Buffon breaks Rossi’s record for consecutive minutes without conceding a goal – 929 minutes. pic.twitter.com/uYdjtCifxz
— Khaled Al Nouss (@KhaledAlNouss) March 20, 2016
Lovely stuff, Gigi
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) March 20, 2016
— Serie A TIM (@SerieA_TIM) March 20, 2016
Buffon has done it. Breaks Sebastiano Rossi’s 22-year-old record.
— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) March 20, 2016
BUFFON BREAKS THE RECORD! 930 minutes without conceding a goal in Serie A! SUPER GIGI. A legend among legends. pic.twitter.com/phaUSp1mgz
— Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) March 20, 2016
Buffon is a legend, and not in the way we use it nowadays, but in the truest meaning of the word.
— Julian De Martinis (@JulianDM11) March 20, 2016
GIGI BUFFON DOES IT !
MOST CLEAN SHEETS IN SERIE A HISTORY!
GRANDE GIGI !
SUPER BUFFON !
INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ugZ3bt5jrf
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) March 20, 2016
Gianluigi Buffon is such an inspiration what a man !
— Wicho (@itzwicho) March 20, 2016
— Dany Amru Ananda (@D_A_619) March 20, 2016
Gianlugi Buffon is timeless
— Henry ogbodo (@hala2henry) March 20, 2016