Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he picked up Daniel Maldini’s shirt during a recent match. Buffon played against Maldini in the semi-final of Coppa Italia on Thursday night (Friday IST). Daniel Maldini is the son of AC Milan legend Paulo Maldini.
In a post-match interaction with the media, Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon stated that he was delighted to have Daniel Maldini’s shirt after the Coppa Italia clash. He also claimed that he now had the 'Maldini father-son shirt collection'. He also boasted about his collection of other father-son shirts. It included the likes of George and Timothy Weah, Lillian and Marcus Thuram and Enrico and Federico Chiesa's shirts. He further went on to assert that he was now waiting to collect the shirts of the third generation of these footballers.
🇮🇹 Abbiamo lottato e sofferto. Insieme.— Gianluigi Buffon (@gianluigibuffon) February 13, 2020
Perché questo è il nostro dna.
To be continued...
🇬🇧 We have struggled and suffered. Together.
Because this is our DNA.
To be continued ...#MilanJuve #FinoAllaFine pic.twitter.com/lNUM52Ywch
Daniel Maldini, who plays as an attacking midfielder, made his first-team debut in Serie A on February 2, 2020 against Hellas Verona. He was introduced into the game as a substitute for Samu Castillejo. This season, he has netted nine goals for AC Milan’s youth team. He also has five assists to his credit.
Juventus’ clash against AC Milan in the first leg of the semi-final of Coppa Italia ended in a draw. The first half of the game ended goalless as the two teams yearned for a lead. Milan’s Ante Rabic broke the deadlock when he scored the team’s opener in the 61st minute from a great volley.
AC Milan were reduced to 10 men after left-back Theo Hernandez was booked for the second time in the game. Despite Milan’s attempt to maintain their lead, they succumbed in the final minute of the game. Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after a controversial handball from defender Davide Calabria. Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot and equalised for the Old Lady. The two sides will play the second leg of the semi-final on March 4 (March 5 according to IST).