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Did Gianluigi Donnarumma pull off the best save of the season to hand Juventus the title?

The 19-year-old Milan keeper denied Arkadiusz Milik in injury-time to frustrate Napoli as Juventus cruised to a 3-0 home win

Gianluigi Donnarumma is still a teenager.

And yet he’s already played 100 league games.

The heir to Gianluigi Buffon’s throne marked his century of Serie A fixtures with arguably the best save of the season.

Yep, he was born in 1999

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Yep, he was born in 1999

Milan hosted Napoli at the San Siro on Sunday and held the visitors to a 0-0 draw to effectively hand Juventus the title.

Maurizio Sarri’s side had the chance to snatch victory and keep their hopes of a first league title since the days of Diego Maradona alive in injury time when Lorenzo Insigne’s flick on fell to Arkadiusz Milik just seven yards from goal.

The Polish forward must have thought he scored when he slotted his finish low to Donnarumma’s left.

However, Milan’s 19-year-old keeper somehow got down in time (he’s 6ft 5in tall remember) and palmed the ball wide of the post.

The cross comes in

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The cross comes in

Insigne, the smallest player on the pitch, flicks it on

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Insigne, the smallest player on the pitch, flicks it on

Milik’s first touch is good

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Milik’s first touch is good

He sets himself and shoots

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He sets himself and shoots

Donnarumma somehow gets a strong hand on it

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Donnarumma somehow gets a strong hand on it

And diverts the ball behind for a corner

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And diverts the ball behind for a corner

Insigne and Donnarumma’s contrasting reactions are pure theatre

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Insigne and Donnarumma’s contrasting reactions are pure theatre

Every Napoli player to a man put their head in their hands, genuinely flummoxed at how the ball failed to nestle in the bottom corner.

Donnarumma celebrated like he’d scored 35-yard scissor kick, and rightfully so.

Seriously, how are we supposed to tell our kids that Milik didn’t score from here…

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Had Milik scored and Napoli held out for the last minute, the gap between them and league leaders Juventus would have been four points.

Massimiliano Allegri’s troops are set to host Napoli on 22nd April before travelling to the San Siro to face Inter the following weekend.

The title race could have down to the wire but Donnarumma’s save and Juve’s subsequent win over Sampdoria have all but placed the crown on the Old Lady’s head once again.


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