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Guingamp forward was born while his dad played alongside Gianluigi Buffon at Parma

Marcus Thuram was born while his dad Lilian was playing alongside PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon at Parma

Gianluigi Buffon must have felt slightly strange first walking into the PSG dressing room.

Having spent five years trying to stop George Weah scoring for AC Milan he is now a team-mate of his 18-year-old son.

It’s a surprisingly common occurrence when you’re 24 years into a professional football career.

Youngsters at the back

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Youngsters at the back

When Buffon lined up for PSG against Guingamp he had another family reunion.

This time it was from his Parma days.

Buffon and French defender Lilian Thuram spent five seasons together at Parma, during the glory days of Italian football.

It was while playing for Parma that Thuram had his first son.

Shirts v Skins

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Shirts v Skins

Twenty-one years later and that son, Marcus, was trying to find a way past Buffon as Guingamp hosted PSG.

In the end neither came out on top.

Buffon was beaten by Nolan Roux in the 20th minute to concede his first Ligue 1 goal.

A little piece of history

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A little piece of history

Marcus was withdrawn in the 75th minute, by which point Neymar had equalised, without scoring.

Honours even.

Kylian Mbappe, who may as well be Ronaldo’s son the way he’s playing at the moment, put PSG ahead in the 82nd minute before scoring a third eight minutes later.

It’s not the first time Buffon has come face-to-face with a son of one of his former team-mates.

Last season he faced off against Federcio Chiesa, who was born while his dad Enrico was playing alongside Buffon and Thuram at Parma.

On that occasion Buffon also came out on top, with Juventus beating Fiorentina 2-0.

We look forward to him keeping a clean sheet against Benjamin Aguero in ten years’ time.


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