Gianluigi Buffon is like a fine wine. Or is all fine wine like Gianluigi Buffon?
Either way, the Italian stalwart has been a mainstay in Serie A for the last 22 glorious years.
Last night, during Juventus’ 2-1 loss to Fiorentina, his age really showed.
Not necessarily in his performance, as there was little he could do about either Nikola Kalinic or Milan Badelj’s strikes.
But, in lining up against Federico Chiesa, Buffon came face to face with the son of his former team-mate, Enrico Chiesa.
Enrico and Buffon played together for three years, between 1996 and 1999, as part of Parma’s UEFA Cup winning side.
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They also played together for the Italian national side between 1996 and 2001.
Enrico’s son Federico broke into Fiorentina’s first-team last season and has played 15 times for La Viola this campaign.
Everywhere the 38-year-old looks there’s signs that he’s getting older.
Imagine how he felt when Moise Kean ran out for Juventus given when he was born Buffon was already five years into his senior career.
But it doesn’t seem to be slowing him down.
After all he’s still picking up Italian Player of the Year awards left, right and centre.
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