The Bianconeri’s two successive victories over Milan at Juventus Stadium represent the latest in a series of winning streaks the team has enjoyed in clashes against the Rossoneri contested on home soil.
These triumphs came courtesy of Claudio Marchisio’s late double in 2011/12 and Arturo Vidal’s perfectly placed penalty last time out in Turin.
The record of seven consecutive wins was achieved back in the 1930s, but in more recent times Juventus have gone four games with a maximum haul of points, from 1978 to 1983 and 1999 to 2002.
The first sequence of victories began in 1978/79 with a second minute Roberto Bettega goal in a game that is now also famous for Marco Tardelli’s foul on Gianni Rivera practically direct from the kick off, surely the fastest free-kick in history.
It was again Roberto “Bobby-gol” Bettega who decided the next match-up between the two sides, a 2-1 success against the then reigning champions of Italy.
Milan’s subsequent demotion to the second tier meant the teams didn’t meet again until 1982, but it proved well worth the wait a hat-trick from an irrepressible Giusepe Galderesi, affectionately known by the fans as “Nanu”, downed the visitors 3-2.
Capping off the run of four consecutive success were Michael Platini and Paolo Rossi, whose goals edged out the Rossoneri in a 2-1 victory for Giovanni Trapattoni’s men on 9 October 1983.
The next streak began in November 1999, when Zinedine Zidane’s own goal was cancelled out by Antonio Conte’s header and Darko Kovacevic followed future Milan player Filippo Inzaghi’s strike with a looping header to make it three.
The following year, the Bianconeri’s supremacy was even clearer when they ran out 3-0 winners thanks to Igor Tudor, Inzaghi and Zidane. The Frenchman’s goal was a moment of magic, a deft chip over the Milan goalkeeper pulled off at speed on the right flank.
The 2001/02 edition, however, produced much more evenly-contested affair. With the Bianconeri in the midst of an epic Serie A revival that would eventually see them overtake Inter on 5 May, they overcame their opponents thanks to a back-heeled own goal from Jose Chamot.
The final win in that streak was the 2-1 of 2002/03, one of the most inspiring triumphs in Marcello Lippi’s reign as Juventus boss. Marco Di Vaio put the hosts in front and Lilian Thuram doubled the advantage, with a two-goal cushion enough to render Andrea Pirlo’s penalty a mere consolation.