#JuveRoma, the magnificent seven

#JuveRoma, the magnificent seven
#JuveRoma, the magnificent seven
#JuveRoma, the magnificent seven

March 1932: Juventus 7-1 Roma (Ferrari x2, Orsi x2, Cesarini, Vecchina x2)

Under the stewardship of Carlo Carcano, the Bianconeri went goal-crazy in an emphatic triumph over the Giallorossi. In the midst of a five-consecutive championship winning run and with confidence flowing after a 6-2 against Ambrosiana Inter two months previously, Roma were no match for the rampant hosts.

World Cup winner Giovanni Ferrari scored either side of Raimundo Orsi’s finish to see the home side roar into a 3-0 lead after only the first quarter of an hour. Renato Cesarini added a fourth 600 seconds later before Roma captain Fulvio Bernardini tried to launch a comeback as he slotted in after 40 minutes. The goal would be in vein as Orsi’s second made it five seven minutes following the interval. Vecchina then bagged a brace to leave the Bianconeri in seventh heaven and the result would be pivotal as they would end the season as champions for the fourth time, four points above nearest challengers Bologna.

December 1959: Juventus 4-0 Roma (Sivori x2, Stacchini, Boniperti)

During their victorious 1959/60 Serie A campaign, Renato Cesarini’s outfit gifted the perfect late Christmas present to their supporters as they recorded a resounding 4-0 win over the Giallorossi in late December. Strikes from Omar Sivori and Gino Stacchini saw the Bianconeri run into a 2-0 lead on the half-hour mark to stun the visitors. The Argentine Sivori scored his second two minutes before the interval and Giampiero Boniperti rounded off proceedings with a sumptuous volley two minutes prior to the final whistle.

November 1985: Juventus 3-1 Roma (Mauro, Pruzzo, Laudrup, Serena)

After beginning the season with an eight-game winning streak, defeat to Diego Maradona’s Napoli a week earlier had knocked the stuffing somewhat out of Giovanni Trapattoni’s side. However, they got their title assault back on track after disposing of Roma 3-1 at the Stadio Comunale Vittorio Pozzo. Ten minutes into the contest, midfielder Massimo Mauro tapped in after great work from Michel Platini but Roberto Pruzzo’s penalty on 38 minutes ensured both sides would go into the interval level. Platini’s finish made it 2-1 13 minutes into the second-half before Aldo Serena put the result beyond doubt with 20 to go. The result would prove vital as the Bianconeri ended the season by winning their 22nd Scudetto title.

November 1990: Juventus 5-0 Roma (Schillaci x3, Aldair OG, Baggio)

In a disappointing 1990/91 Serie A campaign where the Bianconeri ultimately finished in seventh position, one particular highlight was the November destruction of the Giallorossi. Toto Schillaci, after enjoying a fruitful World Cup in which he scored six times, opened the floodgates with two goals in the opening half-hour. Aldair’s own goal ten minutes after the restart edged Juventus further in front before Schillaci completed his hat-trick around the hour mark. “Il Divino Codino” himself, Roberto Baggio added a fifth deep into stoppage time as Luigi Maifredi’s side ran riot in Turin.

April 2012: Juventus 4-0 Roma (Vidal x2, Pirlo, Marchisio)

Arturo Vidal got the game off to an incredible start with a double inside eight minutes as Roma struggled to contain their rampant hosts. Maarten Stekelenburg was sent off after 27 minutes for a foul on Claudio Marchisio, and although Andrea Pirlo saw his spot-kick saved by Gianluca Curci, he confidently netted the rebound for a 3-0 lead. Marchisio then added his name to the scoresheet with a strike seven minutes into the second-half which ensured the Bianconeri would extend their Serie A winning streak to six matches.

September 2012: Juventus 4-1 Roma (Pirlo, Vidal, Matri, Giovinco)

Andrea Pirlo placed a trademark free-kick into the bottom corner of Stekelenburg’s net to set the tone after 11 minutes for a dominant Bianconeri display. Vidal then made it two shortly after, impudently dispatching his spot-kick. Alessandro Matri got in on the act three minutes later as Juventus surged into a 3-0 lead. Dani Osvaldo – who would score for Juventus against Roma on the penultimate day of the 2013/14 season – reduced the arrears with a penalty of his own after 69 minutes. Sebastian Giovinco restored the three-goal advantage deep into stoppage time as his piledriver added gloss to a good night at the office for Antonio Conte’s side.

January 2014: Juventus 3-0 Roma (Vidal, Bonucci, Vucinic)

In front of club legend David Trezeguet, the Bianconeri brought in the new year in style with an impressive 3-0 victory over Roma at Juventus Stadium. Vidal got the ball rolling with his fourth goal against the Giallorossi as he fired past Morgan De Sanctis at the near post after 17 minutes. Leonardo Bonucci doubled the advantage 360 seconds after the restart, sliding in to convert Andrea Pirlo’s set-piece before substitute Mirko Vucinic put the icing on the cake by converting a penalty after Leandro Castan handled on the line with 13 minutes remaining. The result saw Juventus open up a nine-point lead over their nearest challengers for the title.

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