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    29.08.2015 19:30 - in: Serie A S

    Trio of triumphs in the capital

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    The Bianconeri have fond memories from recent encounters in the capital. Juventus.com looks at three stand-out victories in the Giallorossi's backyard

    The Bianconeri have won 25 of their previous encounters against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

    Juventus.com takes a look at three victories that stand out in particular from the last ten years.

    Roma 1-4 Juventus, 19 November 2005

    Four goals in just over 15 minutes handed the Bianconeri an emphatic victory over their hosts on 19 November 2005. Pavel Nedved rose highest, heading home Mauro Camoranesi’s cross to give Juventus the lead in first half injury time. The forward duo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Trezeguet would then put the victory beyond doubt within a matter of minutes during the second period. The Swedish striker showed skill, strength and pace all in a single move by flicking the ball over Samuel Kuffour on the halfway line before running in on goal and unleashing a deadly strike past Doni.

    His French strike partner got in on the act moments later with a quickfire double, heading in Gianluca Zambrotta’s pinpoint cross from the right before neatly tapping in Ibrahimovic’s centre from the byline. Francesco Totti’s spot-kick pulled one back for the Giallorossi, but it would prove to be a consolation as Fabio Capello’s men held on for all three points.

    Roma 1-4 Juventus, 21 March 2009

    A Vincenzo Iaquinta brace followed by goals from Olof Mellberg and Pavel Nedved sealed another famous 4-1 victory in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on 21 March 2009. Roma started the brighter of the two sides, John Arne Riise shooting wide before Giorgio Chiellini blocked Max Tonetto’s close-range effort. The Bianconeri would soon make their mark on the contest by taking a 34th minute lead. Sebastian Giovinco played Iaquinta into space in the box and the forward’s first touch took the ball immediately away from Simone Loria. His second was an emphatic right-footed drive past Doni sending the visiting support into raptures. However, the hosts needed just three minutes of the second half to level matters, Giallorossi defender Loria turning in Jeremy Menez’s corner. 

    Juventus soon regained control of proceedings, Iaquinta heading in Zdenek Grygera’s deep cross from the right. Riise threw himself in front of Alessandro Del Piero’s strike to prevent the Old Lady from doubling her lead, but the iconic forward immediately turned provider for Juve’s third, whipping in a pinpoint corner kick which found Mellberg and the Swede made no mistake with his header. The vistors would add a fourth in the 74th minute. As Christian Panucci cleared his lines, the ball flew well beyond the penalty area, seemingly out of danger. Nedved, however, thought differently, hammering in a perfectly struck first-time volley from 25 yards to cap off a dominant display in the capital.

    Roma 0-1 Juventus, 11 May 2014

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored an injury-time winner against his former club to help Juventus reach a record points total in Serie A history of 99 (they would finish the campaign on 102 after a final day victory over Cagliari). In a first half that saw the Bianconeri create the better of the chances, Kwadwo Asamoah struck narrowly wide of the mark and Fernando Llorente forced Lukasz Skorupski into making two smart saves. After Marco Storari kept out Gervinho’s close-range effort, Roma’s Polish counterpart would have the woodwork to thank for Paul Pogba’s left-footed drive which rebounded off the post, as the sides entered half-time on level terms. 

    The hosts came out stronger after the break, with Storari equal to Vasilis Torosidis’ strike before being called upon to make an impressive double save to keep out Radja Nainggolan and Alessandro Florenzi. As the match looked destined to finish goalless, Pogba fed Stephan Lichtsteiner on the right and the Swiss defender’s ball eluded all but Osvaldo who crashed in the winner that would make history in Italy’s top flight.

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