Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has paid tribute to Gianluigi Buffon after his performance helped the club to a 1-0 Champions League win over Lyon on Tuesday.
Buffon, 38, made a string of crucial saves, including denying Alexandre Lacazette from the penalty spot, before Juan Cuadrado's late strike kept the Bianconeri on course for a place in the knockout rounds of the competition.
The Italy captain's impressive display came just 24 hours after he had vowed to silence his critics following...
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists his side must improve if they want to be serious Champions League contenders this season following a narrow 1-0 win in Lyon.
The Italian champions remain top of Group H, ahead of Sevilla on goal difference, after substitute Juan Cuadrado scored the decisive goal in the 76th minute.
But Juve, who played most of the second half with 10 men after midfielder Mario Lemina was sent off for two yellow cards, owed victory to skipper Buffon.
The veteran keeper...
Juan Cuadrado snatched victory for 10-men Juventus with the only goal in Lyon but the Italians had inspirational goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank for keeping them top of Group H.
Cuadrado, a 68th-minute replacement for Paulo Dybala, squeezed home the decisive goal from a tight angle in the 76th minute, while Juventus skipper Buffon made a string of superb saves in either half to keep Lyon at bay.
Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette saw his first-half penalty saved by the Italy international before...