Fabio Capello arrived at the club in place of Marcello Lippi for the new season, and the manager re-shaped the team significantly. Among those who joined the Juventus ranks were Emerson, Manuele Blasi, Jonathan Zebina, Fabio Cannavaro and an exciting new target man, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who would go on to score 16 goals during his debut season.
Juve got off to a flying start - beating Brescia, Atlanta and Sampdoria in quick succession - but Inter recovered from 2-0 down to level things at 2-2 at the end of November and Milan left the Delle Alpi with a draw on 18 December.
But the Bianconeri’s form soon picked up again and they became unstoppable. Following victory over Roma at the Olympic Stadium, it seemed that the Scudetto was well within Juve’s grasp.
Milan were still on their tail, so the game against the Rossoneri on 18 May held great significance. Juventus emerged victorious, the winner coming from David Trezeguet, and Capello’s men’s position at the top of the table was made secure.
It was the most comfortable Scudetto victory for some time, with Milan 7 points behind and Inter 14 points adrift of the Bianconeri.