The last time Juventus opened a campaign against Sampdoria at Marassi was on September 12, 1982. Giovanni Trapattoni’s side had retained the Scudetto the previous season and over the summer the strongest team in Serie A gave the impression that they’d become even stronger. Six members of Italy’s World Cup winning squad were Juventus players. Five of them had started the final.
Among them was the competition’s top scorer, Paolo Rossi. And as if that wasn’t enough over the course of the tournament owner Gianni Agnelli wrote president Giampiero Boniperti a pair of cheques. They were written outRead More »from Why Tevez is the man to help Juventus bury the ghosts of 1982