1934. Italy win their second consecutive World Cup
1961. Juventus hammer Inter 9-1 in Giampiero Boniperti’s last ever game
1968. Italy win the European Championships on home soil
1987. Stefano Tacconi makes his Azzurri debut
As you will hopefully have noticed, the JuventiKnows crew have been busy compiling our end of season pagelle for the first team. While Antonio Conte’s men are always the major focus, I also try to bring you coverage of the club you cannot find elsewhere with Youth Sector reports and here you’ll find ratings for the entire Primavera Squad.
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Those who hold Juventus close welcome the return to their old values under Antonio Conte and it seems they have taken that same approach into the transfer market. Having reclaimed their place at the top of the Serie A standings, the lack of a regular goal scorer was identified as their biggest weakness, and Beppe Marotta duly made a €16 million bid for Spanish striker Fernando Llorente. Along with Fabio Paratici and Conte, the Director had identified the Athletic Club striker as their chief target…
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When it comes to selecting a team of eleven players to represent the best Serie A had to offer this season, it would be very simple to choose the Juventus midfield, defence and goalkeeper, before tagging two goalscorers on to lead the attack. The performances of Gigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal would make such a decision entirely valid, but I’m told fans of other clubs would find it rather biased.
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It ended with them besieged by their own supporters who, hungry for souvenirs, preceded to strip their heroes of those famous Giallorossi shirts, shorts, socks, vests, literally anything they could get their hands on to remember the occasion. It was a day they would never forget.
Everything about that sunny afternoon back in June 2001 was almost perfect for AS Roma as they ensured they took the points necessary to guarantee what would eventually prove to be only the third league title in the club’s history. Even the three names on the score-sheet – Francesco Totti, Vincenzo Montella and Gabriel Batistuta – perfectly reflected a season which had seen them lead Serie A from start to finish. It was a campaign that was perhaps the most dominant by AS Roma since they were formed back in 1927.
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