This season will be an historical year for Wednesday’s opponents Frosinone whatever they achieve in their maiden Serie A league campaign.
It was up to Juventus though, and more specifically Alessandro Del Piero, to make history in the first ever meeting between the two teams just over nine years ago: on 28 October 2006 on Serie B Matchday 9, Del Piero ticked off another feted landmark in his illustrious era in the black and white jersey.
Rested by manager Didier Deschamps, Juve’s skipper did not actually start the game at the Stadio Olimpico as Valeri Bojinov partnered Trezeguet in attack with a midfield of Matteo Paro, Cristiano Zanetti, Mauro Camoranesi and Pavel Nedved behind them.
Roared on by an impressive away following of over 1000, the Canaries arrived in Turin hoping to take at least a point home to southern Lazio as well as to break Gianluigi Buffon’s impressive run of not conceding for 500 minutes. On both counts, they were unsuccessful as with 17 minutes remaining, Il Pinturicchio’s moment arrived.