- Aug 2, 2005
It is the first taste..
the first title...
Juventus collected it all in world of the italian calcio..
BUT the missing glory in Europe and the world made the fans of the GREAT JUVENTUS sleepless.
the 1976/1977 season was the season of hugging...the season JUVE entered Europe world...europe championship world.
I'll not talk alot
Lets read today the first JUVE story with the european championship...
which was the start for a glory that shall never end...
:: AN OVERVIEW ::
JUVE start this season after a dissapointing one..
a major changes to the team was made..
coach Parola left the team...the new coach Giovanni Trapatoni arrived....
the UEFA CUP was a great challenge to the team and the coach...
JUVE had won none in Europe...something was strange for a big team like JUVE
Knock-out from the two matches sum was used..
:: ROAD TO THE TITLE ::
JUVENTUS vs Manchester City
JUVE in the first encounter faced Manchester City
the first leg was in England in 15-9-1976,
Manchester City won 1-0 by Kaib, JUVE made no substitutions.
Second leg in italy...
the bianconeri must win by 2 goals difference...and that what happened
in the stadio comunale
JUVE ended the english team hope with 2-0 win by Scirea & Boninsegna in the two halves of the match.
JUVENTUS qualified to the next round, and the draw saw another english team
and from Manchester too.
JUVE face to face with Manchester United
JUVENTUS vs MANCHESTER UNITED
first leg was in the old traford in 20-10-1976
Manchester United won 1-0 by Hiel
in 3-11-1976 the stadio comunale witnessed one of the best JUVE
the Turin side scored 3 goals, Boninsegna (2 goals) & Benetti
it was a strong massage to all opponents, the northern italian side is coming to conquer.
JUVE qualified and now its eastern europe
JUVENTUS vs Shakhter Donezk
24-11-1976 juve welcomed Shakhter Donezk the soviet side at the stadio comunale in Turin
and to make things easier and clear, JUVE should comfort themselves and won the qualifing card here from Turin.
and that what was, JUVE won by three goals by Tardelli & Bettega & Boninsegna.
in the second leg in 8-12-1976 juve lost 1-0 to Shakhter Donezk by Starokin
a goal not enough for them to qualify.
JUVENTUS vs MAGDEBURG
the quarter final round
JUVE faced Magdeburg from East Germany.
2-3-1977 in Germany JUVE won 3-1
goals scored by Cuccureddu & Benetti & Boninsegna
the second leg in 16-3-1977 witnessed another victory
1-0 by Cuccureddu see juve through.
JUVENTUS vs A.E.K Athene
in the semi final JUVE against the Greece A.E.K Athene
the first leg in Turin in 6-4-1977
JUVE won 4-1 by Cuccureddu & Bettega & Causio
second leg in 20-4-1977 JUVE also won 1-0 by Bettega
now its the final match, the day that should be labeled
"TO BE OR NOT TO BE"
The final will be against the spainsh team Athletic Bilbao
JUVENTUS vs Athletic Bilbao
the difficulty of this match that JUVE had to play first leg home at Turin
in Turin in 5-5-1977, although JUVE tried to a wide win but the score line was
1-0 to JUVE by Tardelli.a result may see the tilte go away.
in 18-5-1977 in spain
juve scored a goal by Bettega
And Athletic Bilbao scored twice in a tough breathe-taking match.
and because the ball itself wanted juve to enter its history, its record.
the last word was to juve and it was the first european title.....
officially, JUVE the champion of the UEFA CUP....!
AND this was the begining of a later championships.....
:: TEAM STARS ::
12 MATCHES AND CONCEDED 7 GOALS
12 matches and scored 3 goals
12 matches and 1 goal
12 matches, 2 goals
12 matches, 2 goals
11 matches, 1 goal
12 matches, 5 goals
11 matches, 5 goals
Coach : Giovanni Trapatoni
:: STATISTICS ::
- Benetti & Scirea & Cuccureddu & Zoff played the most with 1080 minutes out of 1080 min
:: GOALS ::
JUVE scored... 19 goals
first half......... 10 goals
second half..... 9 goals
conceded....... 7 goals
first half......... 6 goals
second half.... 1 goal
7 players scored for JUVE
top goal scorer : Boninsegna & Bettega.... 5 goals.
:: MATCHES ::
JUVE played 12 matches
::: FINALLY :::
IT WAS THE 1977 CHAMPIONSHIP, and the first European glory.
it was the first SPARK that JUVE waited....
Did the sons of this castle in that year realized that they opened the door to a consecutive victories.....
After 9 years, JUVENTUS was on top of the world
JUVENTUS WAS the first team to WON ALL obtainable championships and titles
It was a precious victory...and will be remembered as the first kiss over the european forehead.
and forza juve