Old Lady Dares Napoli in Buffon’s 1001st game

Old Lady Dares Napoli in Buffon’s 1001st game

Juventus will on Sunday confront Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo in a Serie A encounter which is also notable for it being the 1001st official game for the 39-year-old Juventus stopper Gigi Buffon, who made his professional debut in 1995 as a 17-year-old in goal for Parma.
However, neither team talisman Gonzalo Higuain nor Juventus are on particularly good form right now and also go into the game with an eye on their up April 11 Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona.
Napoli has historically been a difficult town for Juventus: they have won only once in the last eleven trips, in a very clutch situation two years ago. Also,     Napoli have last only once in their last eleven Serie A matches and only twice at San Paolo in the domestic league.
They are powered by their offense: they have scored the most goals in Serie A and when the whole trident gets it going, they are almost impossible to guard. Lorenzo Insigne and Mertens are having fantastic seasons, while José Maria Callejon, albeit not scoring much lately, is always a nuisance.

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