Roma and Juventus are two Italian football clubs with the greatest depth of history. Founded in 1927 and 1897 respectively, the two sides have played each other countless times over the past century. We’ve scoured the archives and dug up the three best clashes from the previous meetings between these two Italian football powerhouses.
Juventus 2-2 Roma in 2000-01
This was the match that established Roma as true Scudetto contenders two decades ago.
Though the 2-2 result is by no means the most emphatic winning margin either of these two sides has accrued across their rivalry, this was perhaps one of the most thrilling finishes to a Juventus vs Roma match. The home side Juventus raced out to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals to Alessandro Del Piero and Zinedine Zidane. This was narrowed to 2-1 when Hidetoshi Nakata scored a rocket from well outside of the box.
It looked like the match would end this way, until Vincenzo Montella levelled the match with seconds remaining on the clock to send 12,000 Roma fans into wild celebrations.
Roma 5-0 Juventus in 1930-31
Rewind the clock more than 90 years, and you’ll stumble across one of Roma’s proudest wins over their rival Juventus.
In 1930-31, Roma was a fledgling club, having only been established years earlier. Juventus were league-leaders, having won the title the year before, and were looking on track to go back-to-back this season as well. That is, until Fulvio Bernardini, Rodolfo Volk, Nicolas Lombardo, and Cesare Augusto Fasanelli had something to say about it, scoring five goals between them to humiliate the Italian side. So legendary was the win, that a film called “5-0” was made in its memory, featuring several Roma players in cameos.
Roma will be hoping for a repeat result of their famous 1930-31 win when the two sides meet in March 2023. For all the odds ahead of this match, check this site out and find the best bets on the next meeting between Roma and Juventus.
Last but not least, another excellent Roma win came in 1985-86 when they downed Juventus 3-0 in emphatic style.
This was before the days of extensive transfers in club football, and it was homegrown stars who saw Roma to victory in this match. Francesco Graziani opened the scoring with an excellent header into the back of the net and was quickly followed by a second score from the boot of Roberto Pruzzo who promptly tore his shirt off in celebration. Toninho Cerezo put the icing on the cake with a third goal, sealing the deal and completing a 3-0 win over Juventus.
The big win was significant for several reasons. Firstly, it happened in such glorious fashion in front of a newly decorated stadium to oozed yellow and red from its stands. Secondly, it occurred at a critical time in the season, when Sven Goran Eriksson’s Roma was trailing Juventus in the league. The win gave Roma all the momentum they needed to kick on and make a deep run in the 1985-86 season.