The Bianconeri successfully negotiated the first two knockout rounds of the competition against Cagliari (0-1 a.e.t) and Taranto (2-1) before then being placed in a group with Sampdoria and Pescara. Juve secured the one semi-final spot on offer by recording narrow wins over Pescara (0-1) and Sampdoria (2-1).
Zoff’s men produced a convincing performance during the first leg against Roma in Turin and registered a 2-0 success thanks to a double from 20-year-old Casiraghi. The Bianconeri then secured a final berth despite tripping up to a 2-3 loss in the capital.
The first leg at Turin’s Stadio Comunale finished goalless as neither Milan or Juve were able to take advantage of their opportunities to break the deadlock. It was a winner take all situation in the tournament decider two months later on 25 April. Galia netted perhaps his most important goal in the Bianconeri shirt and captain Tacconi held the trophy aloft come the final whistle in front of a sold out San Siro crowd. This impressive triumph for Zoff was soon joined by a UEFA Cup success which saw the club achieve a memorable double.