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      09.05.2014 12:13 - in: Serie A S

      Previous double delights over Roma

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      The story of past seasonal doubles over the Giallorossi in the league: the same feat the current Bianconeri could achieve with victory at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday

      Sunday’s game at the Stadio Olimpico could see the Bianconeri pull off a seasonal double over their Giallorossi opponents, a feat they have managed 14 times previously and which has often proved a determining factor in the success of the season.

      We begin with the Juventus of 1933, more relevant than ever over the past few days as the side whose famous achievement of three consecutive Scudetto titles the current Bianconeri have just emulated.

      Just as Antonio Conte’s men will be hoping to do, the 1933 outfit beat Roma home and away, Renato Cesarini shooting them to victory at the Stadio Corso Marsiglia in a 1-0 win and Felice Borel II doing the honours as they recorded the same scoreline at the Stadio Testaccio.

      The 1946/47 double was a strikingly resounding one: 5-1 in Rome and 4-0 in Turin.

      But much more decisive were the two successes in 1973, when Jose Altafini won the first encounter of the season and then kicked off a comeback at the Stadio Olimpico finished off by Antonello Cuccureddu for Scudetto number 15.

      Ten years later it was Roma’s turn to celebrate gaining the league title, but the Bianconeri still came out on top in the two meetings, both finishing 2-1 and both featuring Michel Platini on the scoresheet.

      The last season in which Juventus triumphed on both occasions was 2008/09.

      In Turin the goals came from Alessandro Del Piero’s free-kick and Marco Marchionni arriving at the far post to slot home, while the 4-1 victory away at Roma was sealed thanks to a double from Vincenzo Iaquinta, Olof Mellburg’s strike and Pavel Nedved’s wondergoal on the volley.

      There were also some of the stars of the current Juve team on the field that day in Rome: Gigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini and Sebastian Giovinco in the black and white stripes, but also Mirko Vucinic, who lined up for Roma at the time.

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