The last time Juventus met Hellas Verona at home, it was ex-Gialloblu player Mauro Camoranesi who netted the only goal in a close Serie B contest that is typical of the usual narrow margins between the two sides.
The most common result between the Bianconeri and the Gialloblu has been 2-1 to the home side, a scoreline that has occurred six times in all and was first experienced on 14 February 1971.
Both teams traded blows early on that day, with Roberto Bettega’s strike cancelled out quickly by Juve goalkeeper Roberto Tancredi, before Fabio Capello sealed the win 10 minutes from time.
In 1975/76 it was all about Franco Causio: “The Baron”, as he was known to Juve fans in his playing days, scored a stunning brace, the first goal coming from the spot. Hellas Verona’s Adelio Moro got one back in the dying moments, but the victory was Juventus’.
The following year the match-up turned out much the same. Bettega and again Causio put Juve in front, and the Gialloblu once again scored a late goal, this time in the 90th minute through Livio Lupo.
Jump to 2 January 1987 and this time things went a bit differently, with Verona taking the lead after just four minutes through Preben Elkjaer Larsen. But after the break the game was turned on its head first by Lionello Manfredonia and then by Antonio Cabrini with just two minutes to go.
And the tradition of 2-1 results continued in 1990, when Maurizio Iorio’s goal was outdone by strikes from Giancarlo Marocchi and Salvatore Schillaci which beat Hellas Verona goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi, future Juventus man between the sticks.
The most recent 2-1 was the classic of 2000/01, when goals from French pair David Trezeguet and Zinedine Zidane overcame that of Adailton to take the three points.