By MailOnline Reporter. He was banned for three games his comments about the referee after Juventus ' Champions League defeat by Real Madrid. And Gianluigi Buffon was taking his mind off his recent sporting woes when he hit the beach in his native Italy over the weekend with a friend. The year-old goalkeeper didn't go unnoticed during his seaside jaunt, opting for a tiny pair of budgie smugglers. Skimpy swimwear: Gianluigi Buffon was taking his mind off his recent sporting woes when he hit the beach in his native Italy over the weekend with a friend.
The Italian legend raised eyebrows when he sought out the teenager after Wednesday's Champions League game, but as always with him there was a classy reason. Wednesday's Champions League semi-final clash between Monaco and Juventus was billed as the new versus the old, and no-one encapsulated that more than Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Buffon. Teenage French forward Mbappe is the hottest of hot properties right now after taking the European game by storm this season, while year-old Buffon is finally hoping to win the Champions League after several years of hurt - and two defeats in finals. And it was Buffon's Juventus who won the day in the principality, where a brace from Gonzalo Higuain secured a win and set them up perfectly for the second leg in Turin. Buffon contributed to the win with two fine saves, including one from Mbappe, and after the match he raised eyebrows by seeking out the teenager and offering to swap shirts with him. And the reason for that, he told AS , was typically brilliant.
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Jump to navigation. Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a win over relegated Verona on Saturday. The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading when Buffon was substituted just after the hour in his th appearance for the club in all competitions. The World Cup winner handed his captain's armband to midfielder Claudio Marchisio then hugged several team mates and rival players as he left the field in tears to a standing ovation.