Ahead of Juventus’ trip to take on the Zebrette at the Stadio Friuli on Monday, three great Bianconeri performances away at Udinese stand out from previous encounters, all of which were part of a Scudetto-winning season.
The first dates back to 1951/52, when Juve arrived at the Friuli with a five-point advantage over Inter at the top. And the strength of their showing that day confirmed feelings that a ninth league title was heading the way of Juventus’ trophy cabinet.
It was 3-0 at half-time thanks to a double from Pasquale Vivolo interspersed by a John Hansen strike, and the Bianconeri’s lead had been doubled 20 minutes later courtesy of a third from Vivolo, a second from Hansen and Karl Aage Hansen also getting his name on the scoresheet.
But the goals didn’t stop there: Udinese managed to pull two back, but it eventually finished 7-2 after Karl Aage Hansen netted his second.
May 1982’s Udinese v Juventus fixture was also crucial. It fell on the third matchday before the end of the season, with the Bianconeri locked in a battle for top spot with Fiorentina ahead of ultimately lifting their 20th Scudetto.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s men initially went a goal down, but produced a brilliant response through Domenico Marocchino, Paolo Rossi, Pietro Paolo Virdis and Antonio Cabrini’s brace.
The most recent goal-fest in a Scudetto-winning campaign came last season, when Juventus returned from Udine with a resounding 4-1 win. It was the first away trip of the year, but Antonio Conte’s men proved they were more than warmed up thanks to an Arturo Vidal penalty dispatched with typical conviction into the top corner, a powerful Mirko Vucinic side-footed goal and a second-half double from Sebastian Giovinco.