Today Juventus’ Pulcini flew the Italian flag in France as they emerged winners of the Elites Cup, an international tournament played in Rouen; a city known by Bianconeri fans as the birth-place of a certain David Trezeguet.
It was a truly impressive performance from the group of youngsters born in 2003, who are ably guided by Andrea Gallelli, Massimiliano Marchio and Fabio Moschini.
Amongst the prestigious transalpine rivals overcome by the Bianconeri on their brilliant run include top Ligue 1 clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux.
But the most remarkable thing about their triumph is that they managed to achieve it unbeaten, and without conceding a single goal.
They began their run in the group stage well, beating Rouen, Beauvais and Laval all with a 2-0 scoreline and also recording a goalless draw against Bordeaux.
The quarter-finals saw another 2-0 win against Le Havre, after which Juve were also victorious in the much-anticipated clash with PSG, beating the Parisians 4-3 on penalties after it finished 0-0 at the end of normal time.
It was a similarly exciting finish in the final, where Juve came up against Torcy (the club where Paul Pogba made his early steps) and edged them 3-2 in the shootout after a goalless end to normal time.
On the whole it was a great success, and the Juventus Youth Sector now bring another trophy back home to Turin after the Super Cup won by the Primavera on September 26.