On This Day – November 8, 1992: Baggio Bags a Haul for Juventus

On November 8, 1992, Juventus demolished Udinese 5-1 in an all-Bianconeri affair. Four of the Old Lady’s goals where scored by the immense Roberto Baggio, who had moved from Fiorentina to Juventus two years earlier.

It was one of the most stunning performance ever from the Divin Codino, who should have also had a fifth goal ascribed to him if today’s rules were already in place back in the day. His shot on 25 minutes was deflected by Udinese defender Stefano Pellegrini and recorded as an own goal.

Baggio opened the scoring with an easy tap-in from a Moreno Torricelli pass, then doubled the Juve lead from an Andy Moller cross. After Abel Balbo scored Udinese’s only goal of the day, Roby Baggio rounded up his personally tally with a terrific screamer that bent poor goalkeeper Paolo Di Sarno’s hands. With four minutes left, he added a fourth from a Roberto Galia service.

It was the first and only time that Roberto Baggio would bag a haul. In a professional game, at least. Because if you ask him what is his favorite game ever, chances are that he will still answer recalling a derby he played as a kid between his hometown club Caldogno and the neighboring Levá.

Caldogno won 7-0 and a very young Baggio scored six goals. As Italians love to say, “you can tell a good day from the morning”…

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