The summer of 1994 saw much change, and it was a completely reformed Juventus that started the season: Marcello Lippi in charge, Ciro Ferrara at the back, Paulo Sousa and Didier Deschamps in midfield, and the young Alessandro Del Piero now lining up for the first team. Also changed was the number of points assigned to a victory: it was the first season in which a win received three rather than two.
The first convincing test was against Sampdoria, who were expected to contend for the title. Angelo Di Livio scored the decisive goal, but the assist was by Del Piero, who was putting in some excellent performances in place of the injured Roberto Baggio.
Juve continued to play good football but struggled to convert their performances into positive results. After the 0-0 draw against Inter, the team stumbled again against Foggia.
However, Baggio and Gianluca Vialli were re-united up front in Cremona and Lippi’s men began to play with conviction. After the derby was postponed due to a terrible flood that brought Piedmont to a standstill, Juve embarked on a magnificent run of victories: 3-1 against Reggiana, 2-1 in Padova and an extraordinary 3-2 come-back against Fiorentina.
Juve again made life difficult for themselves by losing three home games in a row, although they did alternate these defeats with resounding victories on the road: a 4-1 in Firenze and a 4-0 against Genoa.
These victories meant that when Parma arrived at the Delle Alpi stadium, a draw would have been enough for Juve to clinch the title. However, the Bianconeri refused to settle for merely a draw. It finished 4-0.
Eight long years had passed since the Bianconeri’s last Scudetto victory, but the wait was now over.