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    11.12.2015 17:00 - in: Serie A S

    Five net-busting #JuveFiorentina clashes

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    Goals are rarely in short supply when the Bianconeri entertain the Viola. Juventus.com looks back at 35 of them from the following five fixtures
    2015: Juventus 3 Fiorentina 2

    The Bianconeri entered their last match against Fiorentina knowing that a win would take them to within just a point of sewing up a fourth Scudetto title on the spin.

    The visitors were determined to rewrite the script by taking a 33rd minute lead courtesy of Gonzalo Rodriguez’s spot-kick, awarded after Andrea Pirlo brought down Joaquin in the box.

    The hosts responded strongly, however, and Pirlo would have a hand in his side’s equaliser only three minutes later, his free-kick finding Fernando Llorente, who towered above Stefan Savic to nod home past Neto.

    It would be another header that put Juventus in front, this time Carlos Tevez steering Patrice Evra’s deep cross above and beyond the Brazilian goalkeeper, now of course a Bianconeri player since the summer.

    In the 70th minute, Tevez made sure of the points after latching on to a lofted pass from Claudio Marchisio (making his 300th appearance for Juventus) before rifling into the bottom corner for his 20th strike of the season.

    There would be time for Vincenzo Montella’s men to pull back a goal through Josip Ilicic’s powerful free-kick in the 90th minute, but Massimiliano Allegri’s charges held on for the win that put them within touching distance of a 33rd league title, which they would ultimately seal the following weekend away at Sampdoria.

    1994: Juventus 3 Fiorentina 2

    Next up is the kind of comeback that will continue to live long in the memories of both sets of supporters for very different reasons.

    Claudio Ranieri’s newly-promoted Fiorentina boasted a genuine goal machine among their ranks in the shape of Gabriel Omar Batistuta, who would go on to top the scoring charts both in the league and the following summer’s Copa America.

    The Argentine drew a rare blank in the game, but played a key role in the build-up to his side’s 24th minute opener, finished off by Francesco Baiano.

    Eleven minutes later, the away supporters were left dreaming of a famous victory after Angelo Carbone rifled an unstoppable effort past Angelo Peruzzi.

    Those dreams would last until the 73rd minute, when the hosts’ attacking trident of Gianluca Vialli, Alessandro Del Piero and Fabrizio Ravanelli swung into action in devastating fashion.

    The latter, who celebrates his 47th birthday today, set up Vialli for the Bianconeri’s first goal of the afternoon and his 100th in Serie A. Just three minutes later, the striker would be celebrating his second after taking advantage of the state of pinball in the penalty area in the moments after Ravanelli had clattered the crossbar.

    Sensing that there might be more to be gained from the remaining quarter of an hour, the hosts pushed on for a winner. Cue Del Piero, who waved his magical right wand in the direction of the top corner. Here’s where it ended up…!

    1977: Juventus 5 Fiorentina 1

    Roberto Boninsegna, Marco Tardelli, Mauro Della Martira (own goal), Franco Causio and Romeo Benetti all got on the scoresheet in what remains one of the largest margins of victory in the history of this fixture.

    The Bianconeri would end the campaign by lifting their 18th Scudetto title, while the Viola finished a lowly 13th.

    1953: Juventus 8 Fiorentina 0

    Back in 1953, substitutions were not permitted for outfield players. Fiorentina fell foul of the now long-forgotten regulations, as they had to do without Sergio Cervato and Renzo Venturi for long spells of what remains to this day the heaviest defeat suffered in Serie A by the Viola.

    Giampiero Boniperti (1’, 68’), Pasquale Vivolo (22’), Riccardo Carapellese (51’, 84’), John Hansen (60’, 75’) and Karl Aage Praest (78’) all got in on the act for the Bianconeri, whose goal difference received an enormous boost after the win, but they would ultimately fall just short of the title, won by Inter after a 13-year absence.

    Karl Aage Præst is amongst the goals in Juve's win over the Viola in 1953.
    1928: Juventus 11 Fiorentina 0

    The very first meeting between Juventus and Fiorentina culminated in a landslide victory for the hosts in the national first division, Italy’s so-called top flight before the Serie A was formed in 1929.

    The match featured three hat-tricks, registered by Federico Munerati, Giuseppe Galluzzi, Antonio Vojak and a brace by Ignazio Testa.

    While the Bianconeri would celebrate winning their maiden Serie A title in 1931, the Viola were kept waiting until 1956 before they could lay their hands on the trophy for the first of two Scudetto successes in their history.

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