Italy will continue their preparations for this summer’s World Cup when they meet Luxembourg in Verona on Wednesday night.
Cesare Prandelli’s squad, featuring six Bianconeri, will be confident of ending a six-match winless streak against a nation they hold a favourable overall record against.
The last meeting of the sides, back in April 1988, saw Riccardo Ferri, Giuseppe Bergomi and Juventus’ very own Luigi De Agostini each find the target in a comfortable 3-0 win.
De Agostini’s strong form in the build-up to the European Championships ensured his place on the plane for Germany, where he found the target in Italy’s 2-0 win over Denmark in the group stages.
Another former Juventus player with a noteworthy track record against Luxembourg is Roberto Bettega. He proved the thorn in their side from 1976 to 1980, scoring a total of four times when the two nations locked horns in World Cup qualification encounters.