The Derby d’Italia between Juventus and Inter is always a much-anticipated game – today, for instance, Bianconeri fans will be excited about its latest incarnation being played tomorrow – but 54 years ago today the expectation would have been even greater than usual: the Coppa Italia was at stake.
The Bianconeri arrived at the final of the domestic cup at the San Siro following a perfect run, beginning with a 6-2 extra-time win against Alessandria in April and ending with a 3-1 semi-final victory at Genoa on Sunday 6 September.
Against Inter in the final, Teobaldo Depetrini’s Juve side took an early lead through John Charles and made it two soon after thanks to Sergio Cervato.
Inter got one back, but Omar Sivori and Cervato again, this time from the penalty spot, ensured Juve got their hands on their third Coppa Italia trophy, 17 years since the last one.
The wait for another would last a lot less, with success against Fiorentina coming the very next year on that same San Siro pitch.