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Buffon Named Best Goalkeeper of last year’s Champions League

Buffon Named Best Goalkeeper of last year's Champions League

During the draw for this year’s group stage in Monaco, Gianluigi Buffon was chosen as last year’s tournament’s Best Goalkeeper.

It goes to show that the 39-year-old still has a lot to offer.

The keeper was at his best throughout the tournament as he was aiming to secure the trophy he has longed for during his career, but unfortunately for the Italian international, it was heartbreak in the final against Real Madrid.

Buffon was a brick wall throughout the group stage and knockout stages, as his Juventus side only conceded three goals before the ‘bianconera’ succumbed to Ronaldo and Real Madrid in the final.

A particular highlight was the quarter-final against Barcelona. Buffon managed to keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou, when many fancied Barca to make another memorable comeback after the Italians had already won 3-0 in Turin during the first leg.

Buffon was nominated alongside Manuel Neuer and Jan Oblak. The three of them are the best goalkeepers in the world, but the award for Best Goalkeeper in last year’s Champions League went to the Italian veteran.
It goes to show that the 39-year-old still has a lot to offer.

The keeper was at his best throughout the tournament as he was aiming to secure the trophy he has longed for during his career, but unfortunately for the Italian international, it was heartbreak in the final against Real Madrid.

Buffon was a brick wall throughout the group stage and knockout stages, as his Juventus side only conceded three goals before the ‘bianconera’ succumbed to Ronaldo and Real Madrid in the final.

A particular highlight was the quarter-final against Barcelona. Buffon managed to keep a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou, when many fancied Barca to make another memorable comeback after the Italians had already won 3-0 in Turin during the first leg.

Buffon was nominated alongside Manuel Neuer and Jan Oblak. The three of them are the best goalkeepers in the world, but the award for Best Goalkeeper in last year’s Champions League went to the Italian veteran.

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