20 wins, 25 draws and 21 defeats. These statistics show that championship encounters (including those played in Serie B) between Juventus and Napoli at the San Paolo have always been evenly poised.¬†
¬†The Bianconeri sealed their last victory on the opening day of the 2000/01 campaign, as Ancelotti‚Äôs side ran out 2-1 winners through goals from Kovacevic and Del Piero.¬†
¬†And the 2-1 scoreline has been the most frequent margin of victory for Juventus at the San Paolo. In 1931 – the year of the Quinquennio side‚Äôs first Scudetto triumph – Vojak gave Napoli the lead, but Ferrari and Vecchina conjured up a second half fightback to clinch the points.¬†
¬†The 1950s saw a trio of 2-1 Bianconeri successes in Naples. Firstly, Danish striker John Hansen scored the winner in 1951/52, responding to Astorri‚Äôs strike for the hosts.
¬†Early goals from Jeppson and Ricagni in 1954 resulted in both sides going into the break all square. But Boniperti netted shortly after the interval to guarantee an away day victory.
¬†Finally, it was Conti who decided the affair in 1956/57, after Montico‚Äôs opener was cancelled out by Vinicio.
Juventus celebrated a further 2-1 away win over a decade later in 1968. De Paoli and Cinesinho replied to Juliano‚Äôs strike. Dino Zoff took his place between the Azzurri posts on that day, a man who would go on to become a Bianconeri legend.
¬†Ten years later, Gentile opened the scoring with a header. Pin pegged the Bianconeri back, but Virdis connected with Causio‚Äôs pass to seal the win for Trapattoni‚Äôs side
¬†And the game in 1997/98 displayed a similar dynamic. Zidane put Juventus in front seven minutes before the interval. Bellucci beat the offside trap to bring the hosts level, but Uruguayan striker Daniel Fonseca popped up three minutes from time to secure a famous victory.¬†