The decision of the legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to return to Serie A and play for Juventus seems to be the right decision. The reason, the goalkeeper is on the verge of a number of records, including the record for most appearances in the history of Italian Serie A, surpassing the record of AC Milan’s legend, Paolo Maldini.
Juventus will face Sampdoria in the continuation of the Italian Serie A in the middle of this week, precisely at dawn WIB later (19/12). In the match at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, coach Maurizio Sarri was almost certain to field Gianluigi Buffon as a starter. The reason, the main goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, was not brought by coach Maurizio Sarri on the tour this time because it was still not fit to play after experiencing muscle problems some time ago.
“Szczesny will not play, he is still not ready. We evaluate the conditions day after day, “Sarri said.
That means, Buffon has the opportunity to equal the record of AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini as the most recorded performer in the history of Italian Serie A. The reason, so far Buffon has played a total of 646 matches in Serie A along with Parma and Juventus. That number is only one of the records belonging to Maldini, who has collected 647 appearances in this event.
Thus, the match against Sampdoria will be enough for Buffon to equal the AC Milan Legend record. In fact, Buffon also has the potential to pass the record, the article he is still playing at a high level and is still a mainstay of Juventus when their main goalkeeper cannot play. In fact, Buffon’s own age is now 41 years.
Despite this fact, coach Mauruzio Sarri insisted that Sampdoria was never underestimated, despite Claudio Ranieri’s team being in 16th place in the standings. Sarri called on the Juventus squad to be on guard against Sampdoria, who managed to win the last match in the derbies against Genoa with a narrow 1-0 advantage.
“This will be a difficult match. They are now in an improving trend and have enthusiasm after winning the last derby. The teams that Ranieri trained were always difficult to overcome. It takes a high-level performance, “said the manager.