Gianluigi Buffon was a happy man following Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 first-leg victory at Manchester United on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain made their Champions League win over Manchester United “seem easy”, according to goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
PSG outclassed United 2-0 in the opening leg of their last-16 showdown at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.
After a scoreless first half, Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe scored within seven minutes to put PSG in the box seat in pursuit of the quarter-finals.
It was United’s first defeat under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and their heaviest home loss in Europe.
Edwin van der Sar Iker Casillas Gianluigi Buffon @gianluigibuffon becomes only the third goalkeeper to reach 50 clean sheets!
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 12, 2019
“We took some risks, but they allowed us to breathe when under pressure and break their attempt at pressing.
“In such a balanced tie, that is worth so much.”
Buffon was named in PSG’s starting XI and the 41-year-old became only the third keeper after Edwin van der Sar and Iker Casillas to reach 50 Champions League clean sheets.
The Italian veteran arrived from Juventus in the off-season, with the option of an extra year in the French capital.
“The contract is not a thought in my mind, to be honest,” Buffon said. “I just want to keep enjoying my football, being useful to the club and my team-mates, whether on the field or if needed off it.
“It has never been a problem for me to deal with a contract when I was 30 years old, let alone 41.”
Le théâtre des rêves #LAFORCE
— Presnel Kimpembe (@kimpembe_3) February 12, 2019
“I have no words. To tell the truth, I don’t realise it yet,” Kimpembe said after scoring in front of the travelling PSG fans. “I’m like in a dream and I’m going to be able to enjoy it tonight and enjoy it.”