It is Friday 23 May 1997, Juventus are in Bergamo to face Atalanta and a draw would be enough to seal the Scudetto for Marcello Lippi’s men with one game to spare. With the Bianconeri trailing to Filippo Inzaghi’s first half opener, they need a goal.
On 54 minutes, their prayers are answered: Ciro Ferrara rises to meet a corner from the right and it is pushed away by Atalanta goalkeeper Davide Pinato. The quickest to the rebound is Mark Iuliano who pounces to nod home from close range, scoring the equaliser that seals the title for Juventus.
This is just one of many wonderful memories for Mark in the black and white. Combative and strong in the air, Iuliano was a key figure in the Bianconeri’s title-winning sides of the late 1990s and early 2000s.