The guy who was deemed not worthy enough of a Ballon d'Or nomination has just made even more history.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has now past former Milan shot stopper Sebastiano Rossi's record for most minutes in Serie A without conceding a goal. The record used to be 929 minutes, now it's 930 and counting as Buffon captains Juve in the final Derby della Mole of the season against city rivals Torino at a sunsplashed Stadio Olimpico.
As much as Toro sought to deny Buffon the record, they had no sniff of goal in the opening three-plus minutes.
Buffon hasn't allowed a goal since Juventus' 2-1 win over Sampdoria on Jan. 10. Since then it's been shutout after shutout, clean sheet after clean sheet and win after win. It's been 10 straight shutouts to be exact, with Juventus claiming wins in nine of those games. One goes with the other, and there's no doubting that Buffon and the rest of the Juve defense have played a huge role in Juve not suffering a loss since they last saw Torino on the final day of October.
Buffon's 17 shutouts are the best in Serie A this season.
Buffon's 14 goals allowed are the fewest in Serie A this season amongst goalkeepers who qualify.
So, in case you needed further confirmation, Buffon is still the best. (But we've known that for years, so we're not breaking any kind of news here.)
He's got it all to himself, boss. Now it's time for Juventus to try and get the win over Toro.