As chance would have it, Juventus vs Milan was Giampiero Boniperti’s first ever match for the Bianconeri back on 2 March 1947.
Although the quick-heeled, predatory striker didn’t find the net that day in a disappointing 2-1 defeat, he would not have to wait long to open his account against the Rossoneri. In May of the following year, his first full season in the black and white, Giampiero struck in the 56th minute to help them secure a 2-1 scoreline this time in the Turin club’s favour.
It was not just all goals and glory for Boniperti, however. He would have to endure a four-year long barren run in the fixture, during which the Bianconeri suffered a 7-1 home loss in the process.
Just like the Old Lady, Giampiero showed he was made of sterner stuff and duly revived his form against Milan, scoring in a crucial 3-1 victory en route to the the 1952 Scudetto title.