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      07.06.2014 08:50 - in: Events S

      Porrini scores to move the cup closer to home

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      The Bianconeri defender netted home and away as Juventus overcame Parma in the two-legged Coppa Italia final in 1995

      Juve's ninth Coppa Italia bears Sergio Porrini's signature. A defender by trade and goalscorer on occasion. It was 7 June 1995 and the Bianconeri were up against Nevio Scala's Parma for the first leg of the cup final. On the horizon was the prospect of lifting the Coppa Italia again, a trophy that hadn't been seen in Turin for five years. Marcello Lippi's outfit rose to the occasion and nudged aside their opponents at the Delle Alpi, Porrini's first-half header sealing a 1-0 victory.

      It was the peak of a triumphant cup campaign for the Bianconeri, which they had begun with a 3-1 win at Chievo in August and continued by brushing aside Reggiana, Roma and Lazio. It was also a moment of great personal satisfaction for Porrini, who succeeded in the uncanny feat of scoring two of his three total goals in a Juve shirt (from 87 appearances) against Parma.

      It wouldn't be long before the Coppa Italia was winging its way back to Turin. The return leg was played at the Tardini on 11 June and ended 2-0 – Porrini's name again appearing on the score sheet. The right-back had suddenly discovered a thirst for goals and it needed quenching: his second of the tie, coupled with Fabrizio Ravanelli's effort, saw Juve cruise to a 3-0 aggregate victory. For a few days at least, Porrini was both the team's goalscorer and matchwinner. Twice.

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