20.05.2015 15:09 - in: Coppa Italia S

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      Juventus.com turns back the clock to the nine occasions the Bianconeri have tasted success in Italy’s cup competition

      1937/38: Juventus 5-3 Torino (agg.), Stadio Filadelfia/Stadio Benito Mussolini

      Juventus’ inaugural victory in the Coppa Italia came back in May 1938, after they defeated Derby della Mole rivals Torino over two legs.

      During the first encounter at the Stadio Filadeflia, Walter D’Odorico equalised for the Granata ten minutes ahead of the break following Savino Bellini’s opener. 

      With 18 minutes remaining, Lodovico Defilippis added a second for the visitors before Bellini grabbed his second and the Bianconeri’s third as the club put one hand on the trophy.

      Torino began the return leg in earnest a week later, going ahead courtesy of Fioravante Baldi’s strike as they attempted to pull off a spirited comeback.

      But the match was soon turned on its head when Guglielmo Gabetto hit a quick-fire first-half double to make sure the cup would go to the black and white half of Turin.

      1941/42: Milan 2-5 Juventus (agg.), San Siro/Stadio Benito Mussolini

      After overcoming Pro Patria, Genoa, Padova and Modena in the previous rounds, the Bianconeri faced old rivals Milan in late June 1942.

      Following relentless Rossoneri pressure in the early exchanges, Juventus went ahead very much against the run of play through Bellini’s strike.

      Gino Capello equalised for the hosts late on to leave the two-legged final in the balance ahead of the return leg at the Stadio Benito Mussolini.

      Despite the closeness of the first clash, it was a totally different story in Turin as Giovanni Ferrari’s men ran riot in a 4-1 win.

      Riza Lushta, who would go on to be the tournament’s top scorer with eight goals, bagged a sumptuous hat-trick while Vittorio Sentimenti converted a penalty to send the crowd wild.

      1958/59: Inter 1-4 Juventus, San Siro

      Five months after booking their place in Italy’s showpiece event, the Bianconeri contested the grand final alongside Derby d’Italia rivals Inter in front of a packed house at the San Siro.

      The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to John Charles and Sergio Cervato, before the Nerazzurri halved the deficit just ahead of the interval through Mauro Bicicli.

      Omari Sivori restored the two-goal cushion minutes after the restart, with Cervato then doubling his personal tally from the penalty spot.

      The spectacular 4-1 triumph meant Juventus’ 17-year drought in the competition was finally at an end.

      1959/60: Juventus 3-2 Fiorentina (AET), San Siro

      The 1960 edition proved to be one of the most entertaining and nail biting cup finals in history.

      Charles gave Renato Cesarini’s men the lead early on, only for the Viola to score either side of half-time through Miguel Montuori and Dino Da Costa.

      With defeat staring the Old Lady in the face, Charles took the game by the scruff of its neck, sending it into extra-time.

      As tiredness crept in for both sides, Fiorentina centre-back Alberto Orzan turned into his own net on 97 minutes before Juventus showed fantastic grit to see the result out and secure back-to-back Coppa Italia titles.

      1964/65: Juventus 1-0 Inter, Stadio Olimpico

      Champions of Europe Inter approached the final as firm favourites, facing a Juventus side who had finished the Serie A season in a disappointing fourth position.

      The Bianconeri, however, didn’t keep to the pre-match script, and edged themselves in front early on when Giampaolo Menichelli capitalised on a goalkeeping error to roll the ball home.

      Heriberto Herrera’s side, who possessed the tried and tested defensive trio of Giancarlo Bercellino, Ernesto Castano and Sandro Salvadore, repelled waves of Nerazzurri attacks throughout the remainder of the game.

      Roberto Anzolin, the last line of the defensive spine, also showed his mettle in the encounter’s latter stages, pulling off a series of top drawer saves as Juventus secured the crown.

      1978/79: Juventus 2-1 Palermo (AET), Stadio San Paolo

      Despite an unsuccessful campaign in both Italy’s top flight and the Champions League, Giovanni Trapattoni’s Juventus enjoyed a great Coppa Italia run, beating the likes of Fiorentina and Inter en route to the final.

      Standing in the Old Lady’s way from a sixth title were underdogs Palermo, who took a surprise lead following a defensive mix-up, Vito Chimenti slotting into an empty net after only 60 seconds.

      And that’s how it remained until the 83rd minute before Sergio Brio sent the game into extra-time, finishing off a classic Bianconeri counter attack.

      As penalties loomed, a long ball into the box dropped to Franco Causio’s feet, with the winger firing into the bottom corner to net the crucial winner and down the stubborn Rosanero.

      1982/83: Hellas Verona 2-3 Juventus (agg.), Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi/Stadio Comunale

      After approaching 1983’s final in good spirits thanks to an unbeaten record of seven victories and four draws, the Old Lady were left with a mountain to climb following first-leg strikes from Hellas Verona duo Domenico Penzo and Domenico Volpati.

      Three days later at the Stadio Comunale, Juventus began like a train and it only took them eight minutes to get a foothold back in the tie when Paolo Rossi tapped home from close range.

      The Bianconeri were then subjected to an agonising wait for that all-important equaliser, Michel Platini it was who provided the elation as he gambled at the back stick to prod the ball past Claudio Garella on 81 minutes.

      An energy-sapping period of extra-time then followed, with both defences putting every sinew of their body on the line to prevent cup heartache.

      As the seconds ticked further down, left-back Antonio Cabrini latched on to a stray Gialloblu pass, showed a turn of speed to sidestep a couple of markers and delivered an inviting cross which Platini slid in to send the home fans wild.

      The final whistle sounded a mere 60 seconds later and signalled Trapattoni’s troops had won their seventh cup title in the most dramatic of fashions.

      1989/90: Juventus 1-0 Milan (agg.), Stadio Comunale/Stadio Giuseppe Meazza

      The first leg at Turin’s Stadio Comunale finished goalless as neither Milan nor Juventus were able to break the deadlock in a tightly-fought encounter.

      In the return affair two months later, Roberto Galia netted his most vital goal in a black and white jersey to hand the Bianconeri victory.

      Captain Stefano Tacconi would then lead his team-mates to further success, lifting the UEFA Cup for an impressive cup double.

      1994/95: Juventus 3-0 Parma (agg.), Stadio delle Alpi/Stadio Ennio Tardini

      Parma provided the opposition in 1995, the year Juventus last tasted success in the Coppa Italia.

      The Crociati had proved to be a thorn in the Bianconeri’s side over the course of the term, first pushing them all the way in Serie A and then dealing them a defeat in the UEFA Cup final. Both sides were on the cusp of securing their second trophy of the season.

      During the first leg at the Stadio delle Alpi, stopper Sergio Porrini grabbed his maiden strike for the club when he found the back of the net to give his team a slender advantage to take to Emilia-Romagna.

      Porrini then bagged his second career goal in the reverse fixture after 26 minutes, before Fabrizio Ravanelli curled home just after the restart as the Bianconeri claimed the cup for the ninth time in their illustrious history.

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