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    17.12.2013 15:20 - in: Coppa Italia S

    Previous cup clashes with the Biancoverdi in Turin

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    Juventus have eliminated Wednesday’s opponents from the Coppa Italia both times they have faced them in the competition at home

    The Coppa Italia draw has twice pitted Juventus and Avellino against each other in Turin, and twice the Bianconeri have knocked the Campania-based side out of the competition.

    Both were quarter-final second leg clashes, the first of which was played out on 8 April 1981.

    Giovanni Trapattoni’s men had got an excellent foothold in the tie thanks to a 3-1 away win at the Stadio Partenio-Lombardi, and they finished off the job with a 3-2 victory in the return leg at the Stadio Comunale.

    In an extraordinary coincidence, all three of Juventus’ goals that day arose from free-kicks. First it was Vinicio Verza who took advantage of a quickly-taken Franco Causio effort to smash the ball into the net, and the other two were both own-goals.

    Giorgio Repetto was the author of the first with a deflection on an Antonio Cabrini header, and it was the Juve wing-back Cabrini who also brought about the second as his shot went in off Sergio Giovannone.

    The two teams were drawn together again on 2 March 1988 during Rino Marchesi’s second season in charge of the Bianconeri. And after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, this time it really was all to play for in the second.

    Ex-Juve man Massimo Storgato hit the post to set the home crowd’s nerves jangling in Turin, but in the end a 38th minute header from Sergio Brio was enough to ensure the Bianconeri’s spot in the semi-final of the cup.

    That win under Marchesi was the last time Juve welcomed Avellino to Turin in the Coppa Italia, but the most recent clash between them on 30 August 1995 also produced another victory, with a Bianconeri side featuring Antonio Conte emerging 4-1 winners in Campania.

     

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