The last time Juventus locked horns with Wednesday’s Champions League opponents Olympiacos came back in December 2003 at the Stadio Delle Alpi.
The visitors had already seen their qualification hopes go up in smoke over the previous two matchdays, while the Bianconeri, then managed by Marcello Lippi, had their eye on beating Real Sociedad to top spot in Group D.
In control from start to finish and desperate to end a run of three consecutive losses, Juventus, inspired by an Enzo Maresca masterclass, proceeded to cruise past their opponents by a seven-goal margin.
David Trezeguet got the ball rolling on 14 minutes, closely followed by Fabrizio Miccoli’s effort five minutes later. The frontmen combined for Trezeguet to extend his tally on 25 minutes, while the floodgates well and truly opened when Maresca tapped home moments before the half-hour mark.
After spurning some good chances to make the scoreline even more emphatic after the break, Marco Di Vaio, Alessandro Del Piero and Marcelo Zalayeta all swept home to wrap up the club’s joint biggest European victory.