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From Turin to Naples: A brief history between Juventus and Napoli

Max Statman

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Juventus and Napoli are two of the most successful clubs in Italian football history. The two teams have a long-standing rivalry that dates back to the 1930s, when both clubs were competing in the top tier of Italian football.

The first match between the two teams took place on January 22, 1928, in a Coppa Italia match, which Napoli won 2-1. Since then, the teams have met in numerous competitions, including Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the Supercoppa Italiana.

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Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the teams had a relatively even head-to-head record, with each team winning multiple matches against the other. However, in the 1950s and 1960s, Juventus began to dominate the rivalry, winning several Serie A titles during this period.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Napoli emerged as a major force in Italian football, winning their first Serie A title in 1986-87 under the management of Diego Maradona. This period marked a turning point in the Juventus-Napoli rivalry, as Napoli began to challenge Juventus for supremacy in Italian football.

In the 1990s and 2000s, the two teams continued to compete fiercely in the league, with Juventus winning multiple Serie A titles and Napoli finishing as runners-up multiple times. In the 2010s, Juventus continued to dominate the league, winning 8 straight Serie A titles between 2012-13 and 2019-20. However, Napoli has remained a strong competitor, with several top-four finishes in the league and a Coppa Italia win in 2011-12.

Overall, the Juventus-Napoli rivalry is one of the most intense and historic in Italian football. Both teams have a rich history of success and have produced many legendary players over the years. The matches between the two teams are always highly-anticipated and draw large crowds, making it one of the most popular and important derbies in Italian football.

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I am seasoned senior correspondent at Forza Juventus, where I specialize in providing in-depth coverage of transfer news, insightful analysis, and everything related to the world of Juventus.

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