Parma, 19 December 2020 – Three nights after the lifted their first European Trophy (Cup Winners’ Cup) at the legendary Wembley Stadium in London, Parma won their first game at home against Juventus in Serie A.

Ahead of tonight’s game against the Bianconeri, let’s take a look at this historic day.

That game was also played on a Saturday evening. It was on 15 May 1993.

The guests took the lead in the 39th minute with a wonderful effort from Roberto Baggio (0-1) after referee Roberto Bettin had disallowed our Swedish striker Tomas Brolin’s goal for a presumed offside – probably the wrong decision.

The Parma defence was left in tatters by a through ball to the Juve star, who had no trouble beating our goalkeeper Marco Ballotta.

Lorenzo Minotti and Co showed that they had not worn themselves out during the celebrations after the European triumph just days earlier.

With four games left in the season, Parma were still on course to finish third in the league, which they achieved after beating Juve.

The Gialloblù turned it all around in the second half.

Marco Osio popped up with a brilliant brace inside ten minutes.

The Sindaco scored the goals, but the winning factor was coach Nevio Scala’s inspiration at half time. It was an incredible turnaround, produced by a brilliant collective performance – much akin to the one seen at Wembley.

In the 48th minute, a series of quick passes on the edge of the box, between Faustino Aspirlla, Stefano Cuoghi and Brolin, opened up the space for Osio in the box to get his head on the ball and stick it past Juve keeper Angelo Peruzzi (1-1).

Our number 9 put Parma ahead just ten minutes later with a spectacular acrobatic effort.

Brolin fed full-back Alberto Di Chiara down the right, who made his way into the box and teed up Osio, who made no mistake (2-1).

What a night! The Tardini was rocking after the full-time whistle.

The celebrations for the Wembley win carried on too, as the Cup Winners’ Cup trophy was taken on a lap of the pitch. All this was only further compounded by the joy of beating Juve in our own stadium for the very first time.

Header: Osio and Cuoghi celebrate the first goal. Photos: the Curva Nord with scarves aloft and the team parading the Cup Winners’ Cup after the game. Below: the Crociati fans’ pyro display.