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      02.02.2019 10:00 - in: Serie A S

      An Interesting History Between Juventus and Parma

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      On Saturday, Juventus will welcome Parma to the Allianz Stadium in a match that carries an interesting history and rivalry between the two sides.

      Massimilano Allegri's men will be looking to bounce back from their midweek Coppa Italia elimination at the hands of Atalanta when they welcome Roberto D'Aversa's team. While all focus will switch to the immediate future, there is lots to look back on between these two great clubs. 

       

      The Long Awaited Return Of The Scudetto

      In 1995, the Scudetto showdown was an intense and dramatic affair. Throughout the season, Juventus and Parma had gone head-to-head for honours on three fronts: the league, the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup. On the third last match day of the season, only one point was required in order for the Bianconeri to claim the highly-sought after Scudetto.

      It had been a trophy that had eluded Marcello Lippi's men since 1986, and on this occasion, they weren't going to let it get away from them. In a vintage display that will go down in the history books, Fabrizio Ravanelli brought Juventus one step closer to the trophy when he stunned Luca Bucci in goal with a left-footed strike in the 11th minute.

      It didn't end there, though, as a masterpiece from the elegant Roberto Biaggio, who celebrated his 200th appearance with The Old Lady, sent through a back heel assist to Didier Deschamps to make it 2-0. By the half way stage of the game, celebrations had already erupted as the Scudetto would be returning home to Turin.

      From Gialloblu to Bianconeri

      Alongside the dramatic history on the field, Juventus and Parma have also had the pleasure of sharing some talents over the years with the most notable names being that of the iconic trio in: Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro and Lilian Thuram. Combined, the trio celebrated a total of 12 Serie A titles between them.

      Buffon's transfer from the Gialloblu (2001) to Juventus made him world's most expensive goalkeeper - a record that would only be broken 17 years later.

       

      A game of firsts at Allianz Stadium

      With such a shared history between these two sides, it seemed fitting that the 2011-12 season would see Juventus and Parma face off against each other as the first competitive game at the Allianz Stadium. It was an occasion of many firsts and many emotions. It was a day that saw Juventini unite for one cause: their love for Juventus.

      It was evident from the get-go that Antonio Conte's side would be a contender for the Scudetto. The scoring was opened by Stephan Lichtsteiner, who connected onto a trademark cross from Andrea Pirlo on the edge of the box and fired in a low volley off his left foot. But it was after the break where Juventus started firing on all cylinders… Simone Pepe opened the scoring in the 58th minute, before Arturo Vidal found the back of the net with his debut goal after coming on for Alessandro Del Piero. 

      By that stage, Juventus were in full force and were being mastered by the magic touch and vision of Pirlo. The game was then capped off with a delightful finish from Claudio Marchisio, who beautifully connected to the end of the No.21's over-the-top ball. The final result? 4-1. 

      That win marked the start of the run of seven consecutive Scudetti and the commencement of an era in which Italian football would become dominated by the Bianconeri.

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