Legendary Juventus keeper will edge towards record against Inter
All of Italian football will be focused on Sunday evening will be on Turin as Juventus host Inter Milan in the Derby d’Italia.
This will be the 228th official meeting between the pair, with Juve currently leading the way on 102 wins to 69 losses and 56 draws.
Last season’s Champions League finalists are going in to this game on the back of a strong run and are 11/20 favourites for the encounter.
Max Allegri’s men won 15 Serie A games in a row before a 0-0 draw with Bologna ended the run and they were only two wins away from breaking Inter’s record of 18.
However, another record is still within touching distance for a Juve stalwart and Gianluigi Buffon will be hoping for another strong performance.
The veteran Italian keeper hasn’t conceded in 745 minutes and is closing in on the Serie A record for the longest time without conceding.
Sebastiano Rossi currently holds the accolade of the largest amount of time without shipping any goals after racking up 929 minutes of clean sheets for AC Milan in 1993/94 season.
A shutout against Inter will move Buffon up to third in the rankings and only one more perfect game away from breaking the record.
This would be a fine accomplishment for someone who is a hero at Juve and he will be helped in is cause by the return of Giorgio Chiellini from injury.
Backing Buffon to get closer to the record would be a wise bet and backing the Turin club to win to nil at 5/4 would be a wise investment.
The 38-year-old shot-stopper joined the Italian champions in 2001 and has gone on to make 567 appearances for the club.
In that time he has collected six Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia, five Italian Super Cups as well as becoming a World Cup winner with Italy.
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