Gianluigi Buffon set a brand new Serie A appearances document on Saturday as Juventus beat Torino 4-1 within the Turin derby to maneuver seven factors clear on the prime of the desk. The 42-year-old goalkeeper Buffon handed the earlier document of 647 appearances he collectively held with AC Milan nice Paolo Maldini as he began the sport on the Allianz Stadium.
Cristiano Ronaldo was among the many scorers, changing into the primary Juve participant to attain 25 Serie A targets in a season in 59 years, as Maurizio Sarri’s males moved additional away from second-placed Lazio, who host in-form AC Milan in a while Saturday.
Buffon, who spent final season at French membership Paris Saint-Germain earlier than rejoining Juve this time period, signed a one-year contract extension earlier this week.
It was the eighth Serie A look this marketing campaign for Buffon, with Polish worldwide Wojciech Szczesny normally the defending champions’ primary.
The document comes 25 years after Buffon made his Serie A debut for Parma and 19 years after he first signed for Juventus.
The hosts wasted little time in taking the lead as Paulo Dybala put them forward within the third minute with a superb particular person purpose, gathering Juan Cuadrado’s cross earlier than jinking previous two defenders and firing a left-footed shot into the roof of the web.
The benefit was doubled simply earlier than the half-hour mark as Ronaldo charged ahead earlier than laying the ball off for Cuadrado to drill a low drive into the underside nook.
Torino gave themselves hope when Andrea Belotti scored a penalty previous Buffon within the sixth minute of first-half injury-time.
Simone Verdi was denied an equaliser early within the second half by the linesman’s flag, however Ronaldo put the sport to mattress within the 61st minute with an excellent free-kick.
It was the primary time the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had scored a free-kick in Serie A and it was his 25th league purpose of the marketing campaign, making the Portuguese the primary Juventus participant to attain that feat since Omar Sivori within the 1960-61 season.
Juve weren’t achieved there and made it 4 with three minutes remaining as Torino defender Koffi Djidji put by way of his personal web.
Torino stay 15th within the desk, six factors above the relegation zone with eight matches to play.
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