Buffon three minutes from Serie A record
TURIN, Italy (AP):
Gianluigi Buffon is three minutes away from equalling a 22-year record after Juventus beat Sassuolo 1-0 to move provisionally six points clear at the top of Serie A yesterday.
Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of an entertaining match and Juventus kept a 10th successive clean sheet in the league.
Juventus goalkeeper Buffon has not been beaten in Serie A in 926 minutes, now the second-longest stretch in league history.
The unbeaten record in Serie A is held by Sebastiano Rossi, who kept a clean sheet for 929 consecutive minutes for AC Milan from December 12, 1993, to February 27, 1994, beating the previous mark set by former Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff in 1972-73 by 26 minutes.
Buffon can match Rossi's record in next weekend's derby match at Torino.