When reference is made to the prodigious longevity of Gianluigi Buffon, it is usually resorted to an eloquent anecdote. Between 1996 and 1999, he shared costumes in Parma-IQUIPO to which goalkeeper returns this season in Series B, already 43 years old- with Enrico Chiesa and last course, more than two decades later, he played with in Juventus with his son Federico ... who was born 23 years ago when his father and the goalkeeper played together at the Tardini Ennio. & amp; Laquo; Before the game, I told Buffon: & amp; Apos; Gigi, you have won trophies, I remind you that you did with my father too, look tonight, you won with me & amp; Apos; We will miss him a lot, it is a legend & amp; Rapo; He told the young Federico after winning the Italian Cup last May, a title that Helo's father also won with the goalkeeper 22 years ago. Buffon serves as a thread between the races of the two Chiesa, who follow the paternalish tradition of great successful families of Italian football, such as the Mazzola (Valentino and Sandro) and the Maldini (Cesare and Paolo). Now, football, always unfair and cold, tends to remember one of them above the other: Sandro and Paolo won his parents the battle of the memory. With the Chiesa, however, the battle remains open, although Federico has already begun to pave the ground to stop being & amp; Laquo; the son of ... & amp; and that is the progenitor of him to which he is known as & amp; Laquo; the father of ... & amp; raquo; The final against England in Wembley will be a turning point in family equilibrium. Enrico, prolific forward During the 1990s, it was 17 times international - he came to face Gareth Southgate, now English coach - and played with Italy the 1996 Euro and the 1998 World Cup, but on both occasions it was quite far from the Final: It fell into the group stage before Germany and the Czech Republic in England and two years later was eliminated by penalties in quarters before Hostess France. & amp; quot; a goal very similar to those of my father & amp; quot; Federico, in his first large championship with the Nazionale has already exceeded the records of the progenitor of him, also playing a capital role. He began the tournament as Substitute from Domenico Berardi, but his goal in the extension before Austria - first time that a father and a child mark in the Eurocopy - in eighth caating him towards the ownership. And in semifinals, of course, he marked Spain in front of Spain. & amp; Laquo; I am very proud to have scored a goal very similar to those who used to score my father. It is the most beautiful night of all my career & amp; raquo; said the proud son after the penalties - which he saw from the bench - decant the balance in favor of the combined Azzurro. The victory in Wembley would be the golden brooch for a season in which he has exploited as an end of the first level, despite the disappointing collective level offered by Juventus, club in which he is assigned by Fiorentina with a mandatory purchase option. He has added nine goals in series A and in Champions he scored three of the four of the Piazzon team at the junction of eighth against Porto, where Juventus fell eliminated against forecast. Nothing compared to what I could achieve tomorrow, when perhaps Enrico ceases to be Chiesa to dry to become & amp; Laquo; Federico & Amp; Rapo; Surely he signs him.
Updated Date: 11 July 2021, 06:57