Before the championship season even began, many keen observers saw it as a two-horse race between the Heriberto Herrera’s Bianconeri side and Inter.
The two clubs matched each other blow for blow in the early stages as both kicked off with three straight victories. However, for the majority of the season, the Nerazzurri had their noses in front and Juventus were constantly forced to play catch-up and scrap for points in an attempt to stay within touching distance of their historic rivals. The Bianconeri failed to close the gap in December’s ‘Derby d’Italia’ meeting as the two sides were locked at a 1-1 draw in Milan.
Inter managed to maintain a four-point advantage until the closing stages of the campaign but then saw the lead evaporate during an eventful three-week period. First came the second direct clash between the league’s top two in Turin, where a crucial Favalli strike proved enough to trim the gap to two points with two fixtures remaining.
The final day of the season saw Juventus still trailing by one and needing a victory against Lazio to stand a chance of Serie A success. Herrera’s men achieved a dramatic turnaround on the evening of 1 June 1967 as second-half strikes from Bercellino and Zigoni helped the Bianconeri run out 2-1 winners, while Inter stumbled to a 0-1 defeat.