Euro 2016: Gianluigi Buffon attempts to swing on the crossbar, falls off


Italy could hardly have had a better start to their Euro 2016 campaign as they beat Belgium 2-0, but it wasn't 100% perfect for goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The 38-year-old ran the length of the pitch to celebrate with Italy fans, then jumped up to swing on the crossbar - but it didn't go entirely to plan.

He gets knocked down, but he gets up again etc etc...

In fact Buffon stole the show at both the start and the finish of the match.

Before kick-off, it was his emotive singing of the national anthem rather than his crossbar-based clowning that was demanding attention.

That's the kind of passion you want to see from your footballers.