We're All Trying To Work Out What Gianluigi Buffon Was Doing Last Night

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the meaning of the word "carefree" is "having no problems or not being worried about anything.

But we reckon a new definition involving Gianluigi Buffon needs to be created because last night the legendary Italian showed he hasn't got a care in the world.

With the majority of football fans having their eyes fixed on the drama in the Champions League, over in France PSG lost 3-2 to Nantes in a game where they would have sealed the Ligue One title with victory.

And Buffon's bizarre antics in the second half had a lot of people talking. With the score at 3-1 as we approached the hour mark, the former Juventus shot-stopper rushed out of his goal to snuff out a Nantes counter attack.

It was solid sweeper-keeper play to begin with and he then moved the play on by passing to his teammate. But then comes the madness from 'Gigi' as he decided to do a quick stint at right-back, showing no urgency whatsoever to get back to his goal.

He probably wasn't expecting his team to give the ball away so cheaply but when they did exactly that, only a poor effort from Nantes stopped it from making the score 4-1 as Buffon strolled back and watched.

Manager Thomas Tuchel is without several of his first-team stars at the moment but said he could not defend his players for the display they produced.

"Today, we didn't perform in 90 minutes," Tuchel said, as per Goal.

"There was no performance, no performance at all. So it was impossible to win.

"We can lose, we can do mistakes, and we [the club] will always defend players if they play with a good mentality, with desire and as a team.

"I always defend my players, but today it's not possible.

"We played very, very bad. Nantes deserved to win. We should happy we didn't lose 4-1 or 5-1. It is easy to analyse,"

Josh Lawless

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