Will Buffon finally win the Champions League this year?
Champions League By: Linus Onyeze | 11/05/2017
Gianluigi Buffon is playing in his third Champions League final next month, which may well be his last. So, will he finally win the competition this year?At the prime age of 39, most professional footballers have retired, gone into other ventures with some five to 10 years ago being the last they had their best time on the pitch. So it is highly unusual, to see a pro footballer at that grand age, not just still in action, but on the verge of lifting a major trophy…unless you’re Gianluigi Buffon. And that is what the legendary Italian goalkeeper is about to do: he and his Juventus team have progressed to the final of the Champions League, as they await to face either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in Cardiff next month.But this is not the first time Buffon is reaching the Champions League final, he even did so just two years ago, when they lost to Barcelona, so why is this final so special? The man explains in his own words. Hear him: “Two years ago everyone thought it would be my last final, but that isn’t the case.”As stated above, how many 39-year old’s are actively competing to win Europe’s Premier club competition? And it is also neither Buffon’s second final, as he was also part of the Juventus side that lost to AC Milan in 2003 at Old Trafford. So, reaching the final again shouldn’t be something new, and he has made that clear: “Yes we got to Cardiff, which was, well, I won’t say our aim because just getting to the final means nothing,” Buffon said.