Three times he featured for Juventus at the Stadio Armando Picchi, and three times he found the net: David Trezeguet was a true thorn in Livorno’s side on the Bianconeri’s away trips to their home ground.
The series began in 2005, when the Frenchman scored the final goal in a 2-2 draw on a celebratory day for both teams. Whilst the Amaranto fans were honouring local hero Igor Protti’s last game of his career, the Juve faithful turned out in huge numbers to bask in the glory of the recently-sealed 28th Scudetto title.
Decidedly more significant was the double the striker put past Livorno goalkeeper Marco Amelia the following season. The first came with just three minutes on the clock after he was sent through by Giuliano Giannichedda, and he struck again immediately after Marc Pfertzel had drawn the Amaranto level to make way for a 3-1 win wrapped up by Alessandro Del Piero.
It was the same result and the same names on the scoresheet in the following meeting between the two sides in 2007/08. This time, too, the Livorno shotstopper could do little in the face of a Trezeguet in dominant form.
The first was a clinical finish into the corner after peeling away from his marker, and he volleyed home the second with the confidence of a player at the very top of his game after a one-two with Del Piero that undid the Amaranto back-line.