Watch: Buffon rolls back the years with a save similar to one that helped Italy win World Cup

Michael King
90Min

On Wednesday night, Juventus took a huge step closer to the Champions League final with a solid 2-0 away win at Monaco's Stade Louis II.

Monaco were quietly confident going into the first-leg at home hoping to play their high-scoring, free-flowing style of football; however it wasn't to be.

Monaco didn't lay down and gave everything they had to breach the Old Lady's defence, but Buffon stood strong and,  as reported by  Give Me Sport, one save in particular during the game had Twitter swooning over the Italian.

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Deep into the second half, Monaco were awarded a free-kick in a dangerous area.

Portuguese talisman Joao Moutinho's whipped ball was met by Valere Germain with his head, but the ball flew over the bar.

But on closer inspection, Buffon had, in fact, got fingertips to the goal-bound header to keep his side's clean sheet and the amazing run of not conceding in the Champions League intact.

Some eagle-eyed fans, in fact, managed to spot a correlation between this save on Wednesday to one Buffon made in the 2006 World Cup Final to deny Zinedine Zidane.

And on that day the Italian's lifted the trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check the video out below and see the similarities between the two stops:

 

The evergreen Buffon continues to impress with his cat-like reflexes and agility despite being the ripe old age of 39-years of age.

Sure, goalkeepers can play late into their 30s and even early into their 40s, but no one has maintained the same level of consistency as Gianluigi Buffon has.

Somethings in life are certain, life, death and Gianluigi Buffon being unbeatable between the sticks.

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