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Gianluigi Buffon closes in on stunning record after Barcelona game

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Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon is closing in on a new record after gaining another clean sheet against Barcelona on Wednesday evening.

The Italian legend is still one of the best goalkeepers in world football and is showing no signs of stopping.

Though Gianluigi had little to save from Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez, his clean sheet put him closer to a massive stat.

It was, in fact, his 46th Champions League clean sheet in what is an incredible feat.

Only Iker Casillas (54), Edwin van der Sar (50) & Petr Cech (47) have more to show just how massive that is.

Now, Buffon is 8 clean sheets away from Casillas’ record, something which he could certainly beat.

Though it must be noted, Iker still plays for Porto, who are a Champions League team.

Safe to say there will be some friendly rivalry during next year’s competition.

Twitter reacts to Juve performance

Juventus’ brilliant defensive performance certainly brought some big compliments on social media.

The Italian giants managed to keep Barcelona’s star attacking lineup at bay and completed a 3-0 aggregate win.

See how social media reacted to a brilliant performance here. 

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