With the Bianconeri about to embark on their Asia-Pacific summer tour, Juventus.com today casts its mind back to 2003, when Marcello Lippi’s Serie A reigning champions conquered Coppa Italia winners Milan to lift the Italian Super Cup in New York.
Revenge was fresh in the minds of the Juventus players after Milan had defeated the Bianconeri in the Champions League final on penalties at Old Trafford only three months earlier. It was to be spot-kicks again to decide the encounter, this time in the favour of Lippi’s champions.
With the scores still locked 0-0 after 90 minutes, former Rossoneri man Andrea Pirlo’s strike was cancelled out by David Trezeguet in extra-time to send the game to a penalty shootout.
Juventus were imperious from the spot with Marco Di Vaio, Trezeguet, Alessandro Birindelli, Mauro Camoranesi and Ciro Ferrara all confidently dispatching their penalties. Gianluigi Buffon then provided the heroics by saving Cristian Brocchi’s spot kick to confirm the Bianconeri as the winners of the league’s annual curtain-raiser.
The trophy, Juventus’ fourth Italian Super Cup triumph, was subsequently dedicated to president Vittorio Chiusano, who had passed away a few days earlier.