Nightfall had fallen on Turin. The stands were vacant. The confetti littering the pitch at the Juventus Stadium was the main proof of what had gone some time recently. A 3-0 win against Crotone had fixed a 6th continuous Serie A title for Juventus, and with the trophy exhibited, the decorations administered, the vast majority of the squad were in the changing area suffocating their triumph. All aside from one.
For where else would Gigi Buffon be yet in objective? As the players’ kids appreciated an improvised session of football on the pitch last Sunday night, there was Buffon: 39 years old, a scudetto decoration around his neck, keeping objective in a children’s kickabout.
A FAW proclamation read: “Conveying a protected, secure and vital occasion for all partners, specifically the groups and the observers, has dependably been the essential target for both the Cardiff 2017 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and UEFA.
“Through the span of the previous 24 months, far reaching arranges have been attracted up to guarantee that this goal is effectively conveyed – the security operation for the four-day time frame covering 1 to 4 June will be the greatest at any point seen for a wearing occasion in the UK.
“These broad safety efforts, points of interest of which have already been imparted to both the general population and the media, will guarantee that the UEFA Champions League Final, UEFA Women’s Champions League Final, UEFA Champions Festival and all other related occasions can be securely delighted in by all.