Juventus keeper Buffon breaks 22-year record in Serie A
TURIN, Italy --
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has broken one of Serie A's greatest records, going 973 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal.
Buffon broke the 22-year-old Serie A record in the fourth minute of the Derby della Mole on Sunday at Torino.
The unbeaten record was held by Sebastiano Rossi, who kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes for AC Milan from Dec. 12, 1993, to Feb. 27, 1994, beating the previous mark set by former Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff in 1972-73 by 26 minutes.
The 38-year-old Buffon had conceded just one league goal in 2016 before Sunday, Antonio Cassano's strike for Sampdoria. His streak snapped at 973 minutes after a penalty goal from Torino's Andrea Belotti in the 48th minute of Juve's 4-1 win.
Buffon, who was a crucial part of Italy's World Cup winning side in 2006, has been at Juventus since 2001.