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Gianluigi Buffon slams Cristiano Ronaldo for making Juventus lose their 'DNA'

Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon said Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival at the club in 2018 ultimately led to them losing their "DNA of being a team".

Dec 24, 2021, 19:41 PM IST

UEFA Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo set to smash THESE records

The UEFA European Championships will kick-off on Saturday (June 11, IST) with Turkey set to face off against 2006 FIFA World Champions Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are the defending champions of the Euro title and will begin their campaign against Hungary at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest on Tuesday (June 15). Ronaldo was on target for Portugal in their final warm-up game before the Euro 2020 against Israel on Thursday. Ronaldo had almost singlehandedly guided Portugal to their maiden UEFA Euro title in the previous edition of the European Championship hosted by runners-up France. Here's a look at few records that Ronaldo, nicknamed CR7 could smash, at the Euro 2020.

Jun 11, 2021, 13:42 PM IST

Sergio Ramos overtakes Italy's Gianluigi Buffon to become Europe's most-capped player

The 34-year-old achieved the feat in Spain`s Nations League match against Switzerland which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Nov 15, 2020, 15:45 PM IST

Football: Gianluigi Buffon banned for three matches after referee comments

 UEFA has banned goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for three matches for comments he made about the referee after Juventus lost in the Champions League quarter-finals in April, European soccer`s governing body said on Tuesday.

Jun 05, 2018, 19:58 PM IST

Serie A: Gianluigi Buffon set for final Juventus bow

Italy great Gianluigi Buffon will take his final bow in goal for Juventus on Saturday at the end of a 17-year stint with the Serie A champions.

May 18, 2018, 16:51 PM IST

Serie A: Italy great Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years but did not call time as expected on his playing career.

May 17, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Gianluigi Buffon hit with UEFA charge after rant at referee

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was charged with violating UEFA's code of conduct on Friday for comments he made about referee Michael Oliver following his team's Champions League quarter-final defeat by Real Madrid last month.

May 11, 2018, 21:55 PM IST

Juventus skipper Gianluigi Buffon express admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo

Buffon also praised former Real Madrid`s net minder Iker Casillas, who currently plays with Porto, saying that the Spaniard had been showing that he had something special.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:10 PM IST

Gianluigi Buffon reacts to criticism, says Italy's a strange country

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said Italy was a strange country as he replied to criticism of the decision to pick him for this month`s friendlies against Argentina and England.

Mar 23, 2018, 10:10 AM IST

Goalkeeping legend Buffon ready to play again for Italy

Italy goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon confirmed on Tuesday he is ready to come out of international retirement if he is called up for friendlies against England and Argentina.

Feb 27, 2018, 18:34 PM IST

Italy veteran Gianluigi Buffon back for England, Argentina friendlies

Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon looks set for a return to international action in friendlies against England and Argentina in March, interim national coach Luigi Di Biagio said on Monday.

Feb 26, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

Gonzalo Higuain, Gianluigi Buffon keep Juventus on track for fourth Italian Cup

The three-time holders got on the scoresheet against Atalanta after just two-and-a-half minutes when Argentine Higuain found a way through the Atalanta defence and curled into the corner.

Jan 31, 2018, 16:17 PM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo pips Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or for joint-record fifth time

Cristiano Ronaldo collected the trophy in a glitzy ceremony at the Eiffel Tower in the French capital. Lionel Messi came second while Neymar Jr - world's most expensive player - was adjudged third.

Dec 08, 2017, 07:48 AM IST

Teary Buffon ends international career after Italy's World Cup miss

Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in a playoff by Sweden after a 0-0 second-leg draw at the San Siro, bringing an end to a 20-year international career that included winning the 2006 World Cup.

Nov 14, 2017, 09:08 AM IST

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016/17; bags award for third time

Coming into the night, Cristiano Ronaldo proved instrumental in helping his side Real Madrid win the Champions League trophy for the second consecutive time and 12 accounting overall results. He was, in fact, the top scorer in the tournament with 12 goals, two coming off in the final against Juventus at Cardiff, in June.

Aug 24, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

Gianluigi Buffon saves VAR penalty as Juventus overrun Cagliari

Juventus, who sealed a record sixth consecutive Serie A title last season but lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid, take a familiar spot at the top of the fledgling table.

Aug 20, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo shortlisted for UEFA Player of the year

Heading into the draw, the Italian goalkeeper played an instrumental role in guiding his side Juventus to the Champions League final, last season. Ronaldo, on the other hand, was part of the Real Madrid squad that not only lifted the La Liga title, but also their 11th Champions League trophy and the UEFA Super Cup.

Aug 15, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Champions League final: Real Madrid aim to script history against defensive Juventus at Cardiff

The feted sides who have won their respective domestic leagues -- the Spanish La Liga (Real Madrid) and Italian Serie A (Juventus) -- have been in rampaging form going into the final and on Saturday it will be a battle between Real`s attack and Juve`s defence.

Jun 02, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon knocking on Ballon d`Or door

Now 39 and heading towards retirement following the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Buffon remains one of the world`s best.

May 30, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Champions League: 'Unbeatable' Juventus aim to hand Gianluigi Buffon his first tournament title

The headlines splashed across the front pages a day after rock-solid Juventus followed their impressive 3-0 first-leg win over the Spanish giants with a defensive masterclass that held Barca to a frustrating scoreless draw at the Camp Nou.

Apr 20, 2017, 17:45 PM IST