Inter’s 3-1 victory in the last Derby d’Italia at Juventus Stadium brought an end to the Bianconeri’s unbeaten run of 49 Serie A games under Antonio Conte, but it also had an extra significance: only once before, in 2005, had the Nerazzurri managed to win in Turin during a season which culminated in a black and white Scudetto triumph.
In fact, Juventus have often lifted the league title after beating Inter at home, a run that began 83 years ago:
A Raimundo Orsi winner in a 1-0 success at Corso Marsiglia mathematically sealed the first Scudetto lifted during the Quinquennio, a period of five consecutive league titles that also saw Inter defeated four out of five times.
Not even two goals from Faas Wilkes and Benito Lorenzi in the first 18 minutes were enough to lift Inter to victory, as a double from John Hansen and Alberto Piccinini saw Juventus prevail.
In the year that began the Bianconeri’s cycle of three Scudetto titles in four years, it was Lorenzi who once again proved a thorn in the hosts’ side, only for Hansen to level matters just 60 seconds later. The win was then sealed by a further strike from the Dane and another from Omar Sivori (who in 1961 would end the title-winning cycle with six of Juve’s nine goals against Inter during that period).
A solitary effort from Erminio Favalli decided the encounter that came just as the league championship was reaching its climax, with Juventus picking up two decisive points.
A stunning Franco Causio hat-trick was the key to a 3-0 victory in the year the Bianconeri won their 14th title.
A 2-0 win this time around was thanks to goals from Michel Platini and his understudy Beniamino Vignola.
On the way to the final Scudetto under Giovanni Trapattoni, Platini again starred, scoring the first and setting up the second for Massimo Bonini in a 2-0 win.
Vladimir Jugovic netted the opener before Zinedine Zidane put the finishing touch on the 2-0 win with a crisp finish past Gianluca Pagliuca, his first goal in the black and white stripes.
Nor could the goalkeeper do anything about the venomous shot from Alessandro Del Piero that gifted Juventus three crucial points on the way to Scudetto triumph the following year.
Pavel Nedved was the star of the Derby d’Italia in the new millennium, on the scoresheet for the first time in 2003 despite playing with cracked ribs during a 3-0 win also the fruit of an Andres Guglielminpietro own-goal and a Mauro Camoranesi strike.
The Czech midfielder played a crucial role again two years later, netting a penalty on 2 October 2005 after David Trezeguet had opened the scoring.
The final game in our series came two seasons ago. After some brilliant Gigi Buffon saves in the first half, a Martin Caceres header got the Bianconeri up and running before Del Piero put the game to bed.