The editors of tuttojuve.com, in view of the first leg of Italian Cup semi-final tomorrow night, analyzed numbers and statistics of Juventus and Fiorentina, who will cross their flowerets for the thirteenth time in the Italian Cup, the fifth clash in Turin. The overall balance sees advantage in of the purple with 5 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses; but better in Turin, Juventus with two victories (3-1 in 1959 and 4-1 at the Comunale of 2006 at the Delle Alpi), 1 draw and 1 defeat. Just the 4-1 on 10 January 2006 was recalled from the official Twitter profile of the company to pay homage to “Pinturicchio”, which thanks to that hat trick surpassed the scoring record of Giampiero Boniperti. Juventus gets to this appointment after eliminating Verona (6-1) and Parma (1-0); Fiorentina defeated Atalanta (3-1) and Roma (2-0). Both, to center the semifinals, they got away wins correctly filling their practice in the second portion of the game.
In these two matches were superior the total shots, and consequently the shots on target, of Juventus compared to the club coached by Vincenzo Montella – 30 to 18 -. But for viola surprises the very high percentage of realization of 71.4% resulting from the 5 goals made on 7 conclusions made on target. Juve less cynical: out of 14 shots brought towards the keeper “only” 7 have finished in goal. Percentage of 50%. In possession wins Juve: 58% to 54%. With the departure of Cuadrado, who had scored against Atalanta, the only scorer of Fiorentina is the Teutonic Mario Gomez (4). For the Italian champions, however, four players went to score excluding Sebastian Giovinco (2): Alvaro Morata (2), Roberto Pereyra (1), Kingsley Coman (1), Paul Pogba (1).
Tomorrow night will take the field for the semifinals number 28 in history. In previous 27 circumstances has reached the last act in 14 occasions: 9 wins and 5 losses. Juve, along with Rome, is the team that holds most Italian Cups.
This trophy is missing to the Old Lady for twenty years now. The last success dates back to the double final win over Parma in the 1994-1995 season, when the team coached by Marcello Lippi won the first leg 1-0 and prevailed again on the away game to 2-0 at the Tardini.
But several curious data might suggest that this year is the right year for Juventus. First, because since the competition changed its format from the 2008-2009 season, namely with direct matches up to the quarter-final and final in one game in Rome, Juventus reached twice the semifinals without, however, succeed to raise the scepter. For more will face the purple for the third time in the semifinals. The first two saw the elimination of “Madama”: 0-3 in 1940 and 1-3 in 1961. Defeats who arrived in Florence.
In case of advance of the round, Juve could find Lazio – double elimination suffered in the semifinals in 2009 and 2013 – or Naples – defeat in the final in 2012 – in the last act of the Olympic. Two tasty reasons to stimulate even more the guys of Allegri, than ever this year could again rejoice their fans.