We are often too quick to praise the strikers for their goals and all too rarely show our respect for the noble art of keeping clean sheets. In Italy however, they are notorious for revering goalkeepers, which is why there has probably never been a Italian national team with a bad keeper. They have massive respect for goalkeepers and in particular Juventus’ Dino Zoff, who on this day in 1972 let in the last goal, before going on a godlike run of 2 months, without letting in a single goal.
On this day, exactly 43 years ago, Juventus let in the last goal, before keeping up an impressive streak of keeping clean sheets. The man between the sticks was the legendary Dino Zoff and the last goal against him was scored in a game that La Vecchia Signora went on to win 2-1 against Fiorentina.
903 minutes or 9 games, that’s how long the Turin-based club managed to last, before Milan finally ended the almost impossible feat in a game that finished 2-2. It would go on to be those two clubs that ended up fighting for II Scudetto and in the end Juventus’ typically Italian philosophy reigned victorious. That was in great part thanks to Dino Zoff and his defence, who were practically impenetrable.
There have been many impressive clean sheet streak, like Claudio Bravo last year, who beat the La Liga record and didn’t let in a goal for 754 minutes. Which goalkeeping performance do you think has been the most impressive ever?