Juventus are marching toward their fourth consecutive Scudetto, and they have the ageless Gianluigi Buffon to thank for it.
The 38-year-old netminder has seemingly discovered the fountain of youth, and if you don't believe us, just check out this save he made in Saturday's 2-1 win against AC Milan:
That's a guy who is in his 15th season at Juventus, dropping down to make a save quicker than most keepers a decade (or two!) younger than him can. What's more, he still possesses the hand strength to paw the ball away, and then scramble to ensure any follow-up attempt is snuffed out.
Of course, a keeper's job is never done, and he kept Mario Balotelli at bay with more resolute goalkeeping:
A few years ago, it looked as thought Buffon's claim as one of the world's best goalkeepers was beginning to lose water. And that's no slight against the Italian international's skills; it's just that Father Time catches up to us all.
Yet Gigi appears to have found a Golden Mushroom, and is leaving Father Time in the dust. As a result, Juve find themselves zeroing in on their 32nd Serie A title, good for Buffon's 7th with the club.