For the second leg of the final, Juventus managed to make do without Roberto Baggio. The key player in the first leg, and the author of a double and a great performance, was left in Italy. The match in Russia was obviously conditioned by the result gained in Bologna, a 3-0 win that allowed them to approach the match in Moscow with great serenity. But the Uefa Cup challenge also serves as a therapy to cure travel sickness in the league: in the three away matches, until that moment, Juve had not yet managed to win, with a defeat against Roma and two draws in Puglia, against Foggia and Lecce. "It is the last step to overcome," said the coach. "We must impose our strength even outside from home, instead a mental block makes us cautious until something happens that leads us to react.” In fact, there was no need, Angelo Peruzzi will spend a quiet evening.
Lokomotiv Moscow-Juve: the victory in the UEFA Cup
It was a Juve that Giovanni Trapattoni had definitely transformed into the one that took to the field in the cold of Moscow. The number 10 of the Divine Codino was entrusted to Giancarlo Marocchi and it is he who closed every discussion on qualifying in the second half. It was thanks to a perfectly devised re-start action, with assist in depth by Fabrizio Ravanelli and the timely introduction of the midfielder who, with goalkeeper Ovchinnikov, turned to the right and put the ball into an empty net.
Winning in 1992-93 season, Juve will not be able to do as well in the continuation of the Uefa Cup, even if the journey will have significant stages. In the Last 16, the Bianconeri beat the Norwegians in Kongsvinger (1-1 away from hone, 2-0 at Delle Alpi). In the second round there is the best performance, with a 3-0 win over Tenerife in Turin which makes the Spanish 2-1 victory in the return leg unnecessary. The end of the road came in the quarters and at the hands of an Italian team, Cagliari: 1-0 in Sardinia and 2-1 for the islanders in the return leg, despite the advantage by Dino Baggio.