There are five Juventus-Sampdoria games that have a place in history for a specific reason, not always tied exclusively to the result. These are games that stick in the mind for their particularity:
Five superb wins vs Samp
1. 1957-58: 4-1
Exactly like the game that will be played on Saturday, the originally scheduled date for Juventus-Sampdoria was on 29 December, however the game was postponed by fog. The re-arranged fixture is played on 8 January 1958 and sees John Charles, in his first season in Bianconero score a second half hat-trick.
2. 1985-86: 1-0
Again, another end of year fixture, Juve-Samp is played on New Year's Eve of 1985, kicking off at 14:30. The match is played at that time and date because the original fixture was postponed, due to the Bianconeri's participation in the Intercontinental Cup final. Just like in Tokyo, Michel Platini decided the match with a strike from outside the box in the first half. The second period saw the Frenchman almost double Juve's lead with the post just denying the number 10.
3. 1993-94: 3-1
Juventus-Sampdoria sees the first-ever goal scored in the history of Italian pay-per-view TV. Having seen two matches finish 0-0, the subscribers of Tele + finally get to witness a spectacular game, which actually sees Juve fall behind to a Ruud Gullit goal. The Bianconeri manage to turnaround the game with strikes from Antonio Conte, Roberto Baggio and Andreas Moeller.
4. 2003-04: 2-0
The penultimate day of the 2003-04 sees legendary Juventus coach, Marcello Lippi take charge of the Bianconeri for the final time at home. The match sees Juve win 2-0 thanks to goals from Nicola Legrottaglie and Stephen Appiah, but the focus of the afternoon is very match on Lippi, who at the end of the match said his goodbyes to the fans with a lap of honour. Curiously, his adventure in Bianconero closed against the team with which he spent many years, starting out at Sampdoria as both as a player and as a youth coach.
5. 2015-16: 5-0
This is the biggest win by Juventus over Sampdoria, with Juve being able to celebrate a fifth consecutive league title in front of their home fans, mathematically secured weeks before. Paulo Dybala is the only striker to score with a double, whilst the rest of the goals all come from defenders, with Patrice Evra, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci all scoring.