Ahead of tomorrow’s latest meeting between Juventus and Lyon on Italian soil, the Europa League quarter-final rivals have previously contested three games in the country, though never in official competitions.
The first dates all the way back to April 1904, when the French outfit were firmly outclassed by the Bianconeri in the Coppa Municipio and found themselves on the end of a 10-1 defeat, conceding five in each half.
The second came more than half a century later in 1960, and this time it was a much more balanced affair. The friendly finished 2-2 at the Stadio Comunale, with Gianfranco Leoncini set up by John Charles for the first goal and Omar Sivori subsequently netting from the spot.
The final Juventus v Lyon encounter before tomorrow’s took place much more recently in the pre-season build-up to the 2010/11 campaign. Goals from Alessandro Del Piero and Simone Pepe lifted the Bianconeri to a 2-1 comeback win despite being down to 10 men in Cosenza.
In fact, that game was a warm-up test for none other than a Europa League fixture: the second leg of the playoff against Shamrock Rovers in which Del Piero would prove the winner.