On 10 May 2003, Juventus mathematically ensured a 27th Scudetto title with two fixtures remaining after recording a 2-2 draw against Perugia at the Stadio delle Alpi.
Four members of that Bianconeri starting line-up remain key figures at the club in various capacities: Gianluigi Buffon, Gianluca Pessotto, Antonio Conte and Pavel Nedved.
The two teams went into the break on level pegging after David Trezeguet’s penalty was cancelled out by Fabrizio Miccoli’s strike on 36 minutes. Marco Di Vaio restored the advantage immediately after the interval but then Fabio Grosso, who would go on to play three seasons in Turin, netted an injury-time equaliser.
However, the late disappointment failed to dampen the party celebrations at the Stadio delle Alpi as Marcello Lippi’s Juve recorded a historic success.
Five years previously, Lippi had guided the Bianconeri to Scudetto glory on 10 May, with Filippo Inzaghi’s hat-trick downing Bologna to confirm the club’s 25th title triumph.