Gianluigi Buffon was in imperious form on Sunday as it was a rare occasion when Gigi was needed to be on his game with Milan peppering the Juve goal throughout the game.
To ensure a clean sheet was kept was a remarkable achievement by Buffon, especially given the opportunities and pressure exerted by the Rossoneri.
Buffon was rated the man of the match by Who Scored, and it was clear to see with the naked eye, in addition to examining the statistics, why the Azzurri No. 1 came out on top.
Buffon pulled off eight saves, with the one to deny Kaka especially impressive.
Interestingly, Buffon achieved more touches (60) of the ball than any other Juve player (per Who Scored), which was absolutely necessary.
Milan's relentless pressure, particularly in the first half, forced Juve's defenders to use their keeper more often than usual as a sweeper.
On occasions, Buffon would launch the ball downfield, but quite often he was clever enough to maintain possession by spreading the ball to the opposite flank.
With 11 accurate long passes (Juventus" target="_blank">per Who Scored), more than in any of the previous five matches, Buffon's distribution was key to Juve launching counter-attacks to relieve pressure absorbed and counter themselves in a more ruthless fashion than usually associated with this team.