Gianluigi Buffon made his final appearance for Juventus on Saturday, in the Serie A champions’ 2-1 home win over Verona.
The 40-year-old was subbed off on 62 minutes during what was his 656th game for Juventus, with fans and players alike at the Allianz Stadium giving the 2006 World Cup winner a standing ovation.
Not surprisingly, poor old Gigi shed a tear or two as he left the pitch for the final time with Juventus…
Buffon salutes Allegri, his Juventus teammates & the coaching staff after he is substituted off. Heart-breaking scenes. pic.twitter.com/QFKXCAOS6k
— Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) May 19, 2018
Despite his churlish remarks about ref Michael Oliver this season, Buffon remains an undoubted legend, picking up 11 Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia successes with the Old Lady.
However, the story doesn’t end here for the goalkeeper, who intends to play on somewhere else, with the likes of PSG and even West Ham reported to be eyeing a deal for the veteran.
As for the game itself, not long after Buffon was replaced by Carlo Pinsoglio between the sticks, Juve conceded their first goal of the match.
However, they would go on to round off a seventh straight Serie A title win courtesy of a 2-1 victory.