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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

Gianluigi Buffon among Juventus players to be profiled in February documentary

'First team: Juventus FC', with first three episodes following club's key players on and off pitch, to be aired from mid-February with second part available in summer

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon will be one of the players to be profiled in a documentary. Ciro de Luca / Reuters
Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon will be one of the players to be profiled in a documentary. Ciro de Luca / Reuters

Gianluigi Buffon will be among the Juventus players to star in a fly-on-the-wall documentary series on Netflix from February 16, the reigning Serie A champions confirmed on Monday.

'First team: Juventus FC', the original docu-series about the Italian giants, with the first three episodes following the club's key players on and off the pitch, is to be aired from mid-February with the second part available in the summer.

"You'll go on the road, deep inside Allianz Stadium and around Turin to capture the players' lives in depth while following the twists and turns of another enthralling season," the team said.

"Through over four months of shooting you'll get up close and personal with Bianconeri like Gianluigi Buffon, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, and coach Massimiliano Allegri as well as Bianconeri legends like Alessandro del Piero."

The American online entertainment service was handed access to Juventus players for the ongoing season, with the documentary set to show Serie A matches, action from the training pitch and a behind-the-scenes look inside Allegri's dressing room.

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in 190 countries.

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