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Buffon hit with a one-game ban for blasphemy

Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been banned for one match for making a blasphemous expression and will play no part in Saturday's Turin derby against Torino. The ruling was given by the Italian Federal Court of Appeal on Tuesday. The veteran goalie was initially fined €5,000(£4,260) for an incident that occurred during a Serie A clash against Parma on December 19 last year. He was alleged to have shouted 'Porco Dio!, which translates as 'God is a pig', towards his team-mate Manolo Portanova. Although the supposed comment was not proven initially by the Italian authorities due to lack of clear audio, the verdict was upgraded to a ban after an appeal by the federal prosecutor. Therefore, Buffon will be on a one-match suspension which effectively rules him out of the Turin de...
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Barca consider move for Buffon as back-up to Stegen

A report from Sky in Italy suggests that Barcelona are considering making a move for veteran Gianluigi Buffon as a back-up for Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Buffon, 41, will leave PSG when his contract expires at the end of June after spending one year with the Ligue 1 giants. READ: Conte does not want Nainggolan at Inter The Catalan giants will likely look fora new second-choice goalkeeper this summer as Jasper Cillessen who is keen to leave the club in search of first-team action is also the subject of interest from Manchester United. Buffon reportedly wants to continue playing at the highest level and has received offers from Turkey, Brazil, Germany, and China. However, he is not interested in making a move to China. Meanwhile, Fenerbahce have shown concrete interest in acquiuri...
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Buffon – Others would’ve left Juve if not for Ronaldo

Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he was stressed out at the end of his Juventus career and claims that other players would have called it quits at the club if Cristiano Ronaldo hadn's arrived. Buffon left Juventus in the summer for PSG on a free transfer after a 17-year career with the Serie A giants. He also added that some incidents, most notably, the lashing out against referee Michael Oliver affected him. In a chat with Tiki Taka, Buffon said: “I think, speaking in a friendly way with the President after such a long and stressful period because being a Juventus player and captain weighs on you a little, even if it’s an honour, the time had come for us to go our separate ways." READ: Controversy after Women’s ballon d’Or winner was asked to twerk “I considered retiring or ...
PSG’s Alphonso Areola was desperate for Chelsea move
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PSG’s Alphonso Areola was desperate for Chelsea move

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was desperate to join Chelsea this summer according to Blues' head of goalkeeping Christophe Lollichon. The goalie's future at the Parc Des Princes was scrutinized in the summer after the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon. Chelsea were also facing challenges in their goalkeeping department at the time as Thibaut Courtois was intent on leaving to join Real Madrid. However, the Blues replaced the towering Belgian with the 23-year-old Kepa Arrizabalaga in a goalkeeper record transfer fee from Athletic Bilbao. Meanwhile, Lollichon who has been at Chelsea since 2007 stated that he would have been happy to work alongside fellow Frenchman Areola. READ: Top 4 surprises in Europe’s elite leagues this summer In a chat with Le Figaro, Lollich...